Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

Key Changes for Award Based Annualised Wages

November 6, 2019

Ready or not from 1 March 2020! Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has, subject to one final clarifying issue in relation to...

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Whistleblower Protection Laws

September 26, 2019

We have previously reported on the new whistleblower protection laws which came into operation on 1 July 2019 through the Treasury Laws Amendment...

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Final Call for Labour Hire Licences in South Australia

August 27, 2019

Labour hire regulation is back with the last day to apply for a licence this Friday! The new regulatory scheme will commence before...

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MasterChef Celebrity’s Legacy to be the Criminalisation of ‘Wage Theft’

August 6, 2019

Celebrity chef George Calombaris’ business empire’s punishment for underpaying nearly $8 million, has catapulted ‘wage theft’ to the forefront of political debate over...

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Protecting a Business’ Brand in the Age of Social Media

July 19, 2019

The termination of Israel Folau’s multimillion dollar playing contract with Rugby Australia has been a divisive issue across Australia. On one hand, Rugby...

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FWC Proposes the Introduction of Additional Requirements for Award Based Annualised Wage Arrangements

June 21, 2019

Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its interim decision regarding Annualised Wage Arrangements as part of its four yearly review of...

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Fair Work Rejects ‘Living Wage’ Argument of the ACTU in Minimum Wage Review Decision

June 21, 2019

Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision has rejected the ACTU’s push for a ‘living wage’...

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New Whistleblower Protection Laws are Coming

May 24, 2019

Employers, get ready to comply with the latest protection requirements for whistleblowers in Australia Australia’s new whistleblower protection laws will come into operation...

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ALP Proposes Worker Friendly Changes to its Fair Work Regime

May 7, 2019

In Australia, since John Hewson’s Fightback! package was released in 1991, the major political parties have, in opposition, been cautious about committing to...

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Federal Government Responds to Confusion Surrounding Casual Employee Entitlements

December 20, 2018

Recently I analysed the case of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131,and discussed the widespread implications of the Full Federal Court...

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Managing the ‘Silly Season’

December 3, 2018

That time of year is fast approaching – it’s called the ‘Silly Season’ for good reason. While misconduct and serious misconduct, stress claims...

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Client Profile: National Electrical and Communications Association

November 7, 2018

When it comes to looking after an electric Australian industry, NECA is plugged in and switched on.  As a peak industry body, the...

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DW Fox Tucker & Bradbrook Lawyers: Two eminent employment law specialists join forces

November 7, 2018

DW Fox Tucker is delighted to announce its merger with Bradbrook Lawyers, another of Adelaide’s premier employment law practices. This significant joining of...

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Is Your Business at Risk of Claims From Casual Employees?

August 1, 2018

It’s no secret that legislators, employers and employee groups are often at odds about how best to define casual employment. Now, a Federal...

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Client Profile: Calvary Group

July 4, 2018

When Cardinal Moran invited six Sisters of the Little Company of Mary to come to Australia in 1885 to care for the sick,...

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New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety

July 4, 2018

The International Organisation for Standardisation has recently published a new International Standard ISO 45001:  “Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with...

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Minimum Wage Increase

June 5, 2018

Unlikely to Encourage SME’s to Re-engage in Enterprise Bargaining Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision...

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Regulator Grants Exemption to Comply With Weatherill State Government’s Labour Hire Regulation, on Eve of the Election

March 16, 2018

We recently reported on the commencement of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (SA) (“Act”) from 1 March 2018. A labour hire provider who is...

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Weatherill State Govt’s Labour Hire Regulation Commences Today

March 1, 2018

Ready or not – you can’t hide any longer! The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (SA) (“Act”) has commenced today, Thursday 1 March...

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Weatherill Labor Govt to Regulate Labour Hire From March Next Year

December 6, 2017

In our Spring Report we reported on the Weatherill State Government’s decision to seek to regulate the labour hire industry by introducing the...

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Weatherill State Government to Regulate Labour Hire

October 31, 2017

Background The Weatherill State Government has followed Queensland’s lead in seeking to regulate the labour hire industry. On 10 August 2017, the State...

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Notice of Employee Representational Rights

July 4, 2017

Coalition Makes Change to Bargaining Process Under Fair Work The FW Act regulates the bargaining process that occurs when creating enterprise agreements. A...

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Recognising The Health Benefits Of Good Work

June 22, 2017

Returning Injured Employees to the Workplace After They Have Suffered a “Non-Compensable” Injury In most cases where an employee is sick or injured,...

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National Minimum Wage Increase of 3.3%

June 7, 2017

UK Research Supports Higher Than Expected Increase The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its minimum wage review decision yesterday. A decision was...

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Enterprise Agreements

April 26, 2017

Small and Medium Business Become Lurkers Under Fair Work Fair Work has seen a material decline in enterprise agreements prompting the Australian newspaper...

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Fair Work Commission Calls Time on Generous Penalty Rates

February 24, 2017

In a long awaited decision the Fair Work Commission (FWC) determined yesterday that Sunday and Weekend penalty rates are no longer justified for...

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Employer Dismisses Employee on Collision Course with other Driver

January 12, 2017

Fair Work Commission finds that employee involved in a road rage altercation was fairly dismissed. Happy New Year everyone! To begin 2017, I...

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Contractual Provision Fails to Exclude Overtime Payment

December 16, 2016

Standard Annualised Salary Contractual Provision Fails to Exclude Overtime Payment Under Modern Award A recent decision of the Industrial Relations Court in Western...

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Weatherill Labor Government Establishes new State Industrial Court

December 15, 2016

Weatherill Labor Government seeks to make it easier for employment claims to be brought against employers with its expanded jurisdiction for the State Industrial...

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The “Fairness” Scale

November 18, 2016

How to measure the reasonableness of your administrative action Following on from the High Court’s decision in Comcare v Martin [2016] HCA 43...

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