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Mental health issues not a shield against discipline and dismissal
Insight 11 Sep 2019

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided that an employer's decision to dismiss an employee with known mental illness issues was fair. ...

Biometric scanner dismissal unfair
Insight 11 Sep 2019

In April, we reported on Jeremy Lee being granted permission to appeal after he was dismissed for refusing to use a biometric scanner in the workplace. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has since decided the dismissal was unfair. ...

Full Court decides what's in a 'day'
Insight 11 Sep 2019

In a decision with far-reaching implications for employers, the Full Court of the Federal Court has decided that employees who work 12-hour shifts spread over a 36-hour week are entitled to 10 days of their shifts each year for personal/carer's leave. ...

FWC finds dismissal for Facebook post unfair
Insight 11 Sep 2019

The Fair Work Commission recently decided that while an employee's Facebook post breached her employment contract and her employer's social media policy, her dismissal was harsh because it didn't take into account her medical condition, her length of service and the lack of any previous performance issues. ...

New annualised salary requirements to take effect from March 2020
Insight 11 Sep 2019

The Fair Work Commission has finalised its decision in relation to the annualised salary clauses to be inserted into a number of modern awards, with these clauses coming into effect from 1 March 2020 – although many employers are already feeling the impact. ...

ATO clarifies position on superannuation and annual leave loading
Insight 30 Apr 2019

Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Managing Associate Simon Dewberry The Australian Taxation Office (the ATO) has clarified that superannuation will be payable on annual leave loading unless there is evidence that the reason ...

Coming on board with a criminal record
Insight 30 Apr 2019

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the AHRC ) decided that a New South Wales company discriminated against a prospective employee by rescinding an offer of employment after discovering her ...

FWC inserts burdensome annualised wage clauses in modern awards
Insight 30 Apr 2019

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC ) has decided that new annualised wages clauses will be inserted in 19 modern awards, impacting how employers administer annual salary arrangements for their ...

Highly paid employee covered by modern award and protected from unfair dismissal
Insight 30 Apr 2019

A recent FWC decision is a reminder to employers that employees who earn more than the high income threshold can still be eligible to bring unfair dismissal claims if they are covered by a modern ...

Watch this space – FWC puts a question mark next to biometric scanner dismissal
Insight 30 Apr 2019

In a new and novel case for the Full Bench of the FWC, an employee was given permission to appeal after being dismissed for refusing to use a biometric scanner. 1 Senior Associate Tegan Ayling and ...

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