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How will the Annual Wage Review impact your business?

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down its decision on the Annual Wage Review 2019–20. The national minimum wage will increase by 1.75%.

If an employee cannot carry out their job, does an employer have to allow them in to work?

For those who have the privilege of reading Fair Work Commission (FWC) decisions, they can be forgiven for believing that, in that domain, employees are frequently free from the consequences of their poor (or worse) decision making.

Is that sneaky recording made by your employee admissible?

Consider this scenario: you have disciplined an employee regarding misconduct and ultimately a decision is made to terminate the employee’s employment. At the hearing of the employee’s unfair dismissal claim the employee seeks to tender a recording of the disciplinary meeting taken without your knowledge or consent. You are pretty sure you did everything by the book but do you really want the full recording played? You can avoid this scenario from arising by following a few simple tips.
  • 15 Mar 2017

Abandonment of employment – some best practice tips

We are regularly asked to advise employers in relation to whether certain circumstances amount to abandonment of employment and, if so, what are the employer’s rights and obligations.
  • 1 Mar 2017

Privacy Breach during Unfair Dismissal Case

On 25 November 2016, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim gave his determination regarding the case of a former employee (Complainant) who asserted that a principal of Commonwealth Bank (CBA) (being both her bank and her former employer) accessed her financial information without a legal primary purpose in order to advance their case against her in the Fair Work Commission.

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