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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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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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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 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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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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DW Fox Tucker’s Finest Bring Home “Best Lawyer” Awards… Again!

April 18, 2017

Another year, another esteemed “Best Lawyers” awards from the Australian Financial Review, which recognises outstanding talent, achievement and service across the whole spectrum...

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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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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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Proposed Amendments to the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act (SA) 2014

July 5, 2016

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

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National Wage Decision

June 7, 2016

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its minimum wage review decision on Tuesday 31 May 2016. A number of parties, including the...

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New Risk for Accountants

May 26, 2016

Accountant faces legal action for processing underpayments A Victorian accounting firm faces legal action for its alleged involvement in the underpayment of wages...

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Well Recognised! Seven of Australia’s Best Lawyers

March 2, 2016

Another ‘win’ for our clients When this year’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Australia list was released on Friday 26 February, it once again...

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Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

February 15, 2016

Final Report Delivered to Coalition Government The final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was released to the...

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Productivity Commission delivers final report into Australia’s workplace relations framework to Coalition Government

January 13, 2016

In the days before Christmas the Coalition Government released the Productivity Commissions (PC) final report in relation to the institutions, laws and practices...

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If at First You Don’t Succeed to Make Changes to the Fair Work Act … Try Again

December 8, 2015

We recently reported on the passage of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 (FWA Bill) through Federal Parliament. The FWA Bill in its...

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Coalition Obtains First Substantial Changes to Fair Work Act

December 1, 2015

In November the Coalition’s Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 (FWA Bill) which was introduced to Federal Parliament on 27 February 2014 was finally...

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Restaurant and Catering Australia Calls for Weekend Pay Reform

September 8, 2015

In Adelaide last week R&CA launched a campaign “More Jobs, More Shifts, More Choice” calling for lower penalty rates for Sunday work. An...

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The Enterprise Contract

September 7, 2015

An AWA by another name The Productivity Commission (PC) released its long awaited draft report in relation to the Australian workplace relations framework...

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Return to Work Obligation

July 31, 2015

When it is not “reasonably practicable” for an Employer to provide employment to an injured worker under the RTW Act A new workers...

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Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Review

June 3, 2015

Lowest weekly pay now exceeds $650 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its minimum wage review decision yesterday afternoon. A number of...

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The Employer Strikes Back

May 31, 2015

Taking action against errant employees Most employers who suffer loss as a result of the wrongful actions of an employee take the loss...

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Employers Take On More Under New Scheme

May 31, 2015

“Suitable” employment for injured workers A key aim of the State Government’s new workers compensation scheme is to contain the costs of the...

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National recognition for DW Fox Tucker lawyers

April 10, 2015

Five DW Fox Tucker lawyers recognised among Australia’s best One additionally voted top of his Adelaide class We’re delighted to announce that five...

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Navigating the Workplace in 2015

March 27, 2015

Recent Court Decisions and Lessons for Employers Recent developments in workplace law indicate employers should review risk management measures in the areas of...

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Workplace and Employment Law – Significant Events & Predictions

March 19, 2015

Significant events in 2014 and predictions for 2015 Developments and significant events in 2014: Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker [2014] HCA 32...

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Strike First To Go

December 1, 2014

The Coalition’s Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014 was recently read for a second time in the House of Representatives. The Bill...

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