Employment News

Employer’s failed jurisdictional defences to employee’s unfair dismissal claim

In the recent decision of Georgios Adalopoulos v CMC International Pty Ltd (U2013/8792) the applicant made an application with the Fair Work Commission for an unfair dismissal remedy. The respondent made the following jurisdictional objections to the application: the applicant was working as a contractor, not an employee; the applicant [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:44:21+11:00June 6th, 2014|Employment News|

Employee constructively dismissed because of a substantial reduction of hours

The decision by the Fair Wok Commission in Jade Urand v Beaconsfield Children’s Hub (U2013/2754) concerned an employee that the employer submitted had resigned from her position. However, the Commission held that the employee was constructively dismissed because: the employer had reduced the employee's shifts and pay from four to [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:47:29+11:00April 16th, 2014|Employment News|

Former employee of a small business fails in unfair dismissal claim

The recent decision by the Fair Work Commission in Leanne Didcock v Kim Bainbridge Legal Services P/L (U2013/2713) dealt with an employer's application for relief from unfair dismissal. The employee's employment was terminated because of her behaviour towards other staff, including telling another staff member to "piss off" and giving [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:49:51+11:00February 14th, 2014|Employment News|

Bakery franchise agrees to self-audit employee entitlements

The Breadtop bakery franchise has entered into a Proactive Compliance Deed with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Fair Work Ombudsman had previously received a small number of complaints from employees who believed that they were being underpaid. Under the Deed, Breadtop committed to ensure its compliance with workplace laws and [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:01:58+11:00January 23rd, 2014|Employment News, Franchising News|