With Christmas approaching, it is a good time to communicate with employees about boundaries, both in terms of acceptable conduct, and the parameters in which that conduct will be regulated.
Work Christmas celebrations...more
Mining company Glencore recently reacted to a depressed coal price by announcing a three week shutdown during which employees would be asked to take annual leave. As the Christmas period approaches, all organisations should...more
Five months into the Fair Work Commission's new bullying jurisdiction, the demand for and scope of the new laws is slowly becoming clearer.
This article briefly summarises a number of recent cases and developments...more
On 12 May 2014, the Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its first substantive ruling in the new bullying jurisdiction and, in doing so, provided some much needed guidance to employers as to what constitutes...more
The Federal Court has handed down a decision in John Holland Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union  FCA 286 (27 March 2014) which clarifies the approval process the Fair Work Commission (FWC) is...more
The Fair Work Commission's anti-bullying powers came into force on 1 January 2014 (see our previous update here). In a recent decision (Application by Kathleen McInnes  FWCFB 1440), the Full Bench of the Commission has...more
First Decision for the Fair Work Commission's Anti-Bullying Regime -
The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) Anti-Bullying Regime opened its doors on 1 January 2014. The new Anti-Bullying Regime got off to a leisurely start...more
In handing down its recent decision in Hunter v The Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities  FWC 7917 (Hunter v Commonwealth), the Fair...more
The Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) handed down its 2013 wage decision yesterday, ruling that all award rates of pay will increase by 2.6%, effective from the first wage period after 1 July 2013. The...more
As discussed in our previous Legal Insight on 18 February 2013, the Commonwealth Government has followed through on its promise to move quickly in amending the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) with the Fair Work Amendment...more
On 1 July 2012, the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 (Cth) (Act) came in to force imposing requirements on employers across the road transport industry to meet new remuneration and employment standards for their drivers....more
The Australian Federal Workplace Relations Minister, Bill Shorten, recently announced changes that will allow employees to seek assistance in respect of workplace bullying from the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
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