Alex Manos

Do you have to pay a bargaining representative and recognise a union delegate?

Good faith bargaining under the Fair Work Act imposes a number of obligations on both employers and bargaining representatives. One question which has consistently arisen is whether the obligations require an employer to pay its…more
| Labor & Employment Law

What every employer must know before they make a redundancy in Australia - the requirements of effecting a 'genuine redundancy'

Employers are currently able to defend unfair dismissal claims on the basis that a termination was a “genuine redundancy”. In order to rely on this defence the employer must demonstrate that it no longer required…more

Recent Trends in Majority Support Determinations under the Fair Work Act

As many predicted prior to the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), majority support determinations have quickly become an important weapon in the arsenal of a union seeking to bargain with a reluctant employer…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Rebuilding Workplace Rights - Adverse Actions and Workplace Rights under the Fair Work Act 2009

This article looks at the general protections offered under Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 to employers, employees, contractors and prospective employees with a particular focus on the rights of employees. It sets out when…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Bosses will have to walk a fine line - An article on adverse actions published in the Australian Financial Review

An article in the Australian Financial Review summarising the claims that can be brought under the adverse action laws in the Fair Work Act 2009. These laws introduce claims which have not previously been available under…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Disputing a Sickie

How do you deal with an employee who you suspect is pulling a "sickie"? This article, published in HR Monthly in 2008, details the information you need before you can proceed to take disciplinary action…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Workplace Relations Law on the Move

This article outlines the ALP's workplace relations law platform called 'Forward with Fairness' in the lead up to the 2007 election. It was eventually implemented in the form of legislation called the Fair Work Act 2009…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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