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Federal Court finds FWC can resolve Qantas stand down dispute
Insight 18 Aug 2020

The Federal Court has confirmed that the Fair Work Commission has jurisdiction to hear a dispute about the legality of stand downs Qantas and Jetstar initiated under their enterprise agreements, and has shed light on the dispute resolution clauses in those EAs. ...

JobKeeper enabling directions – a focus on 'reasonableness'
Insight 18 Aug 2020

In a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (the FWC), an employer has been chastised for unreasonably directing an employee to work only 60% of their pre-COVID hours. ...

Queensland's proposed new wage theft laws
Insight 18 Aug 2020

A new law proposed in Queensland would make it clear that wage theft can be prosecuted as stealing and fraud. However, these laws may be short-lived, given the Federal Government is considering similar laws that would cover the field for Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) offences. ...

No 'ordinary and customary turnover in labour' where there is a reasonable expectation of ongoing work
Insight 18 Aug 2020

An employee's reasonable expectation of continued employment is relevant to determining whether the termination was 'due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour' for the purpose of exemption from statutory redundancy entitlements. ...

Report of the Inquiry into Victoria's On-Demand Workforce
Insight 18 Aug 2020

The Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce (the Inquiry) released its report we'll link from here to into the ‘on-demand’ workforce in the Victorian labour market (the Report) on 15 July 2020. The Report makes a number of recommendations to update the current system. ...

Reasonableness of Prosegur's JobKeeper directions
Insight 18 Aug 2020

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found it was not reasonable for security and cash management company Prosegur to offer 25 weekly hours to full-time, part-time and casual employees as a JobKeeper enabling direction. ...

Redundancy unfair after employer fails to consult
Insight 18 Aug 2020

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has found a failure to consult meant an employee who was made redundant missed out on receiving the JobKeeper wage subsidy, which could have kept her working for longer. Her dismissal was therefore unfair. ...

High Court finds for employer on leave accruals
Insight 13 Aug 2020

The High Court has found that the Fair Work Act entitlement to 10 days' paid personal/carer's leave accrues in hours (not days) based on employee's ordinary hours of work. Employers should review their payroll rules to ensure paid personal/carer's leave is being correctly accrued, paid and deducted. ...

Changes ongoing for product liability and compliance during COVID-19
Insight 07 Aug 2020

Amidst increased scrutiny by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the ACCC, Australian businesses which manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE), detergents and hand sanitiser must remain on top of changes to product laws in the healthcare space in order to avoid potential liability. ...

Food and beverage law bulletin
Insight 06 Aug 2020

Sugar and alcohol labels under the microscope, including new requirements for alcoholic beverages to display pregnancy labels; minimising regulatory risk regarding misleading conduct on the sale and promotion of food products; COVID-19 and food; and class actions in the sector. ...