In a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission, the Commission considered and amended clauses in various industry awards dealing with the treatment of compensation for working on public holidays. The decision means that employers in the fast food, hospitality and beauty industries can now pay workers time in lieu [...]
A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission concerned a direct mail company that had dimissed a casual employee on the basis that the employee was deemed unsuitable for future employment as a casual employee and was terminated appropriately and in accordance with her status as a casual employee. The [...]
An industrial dispute at a Coles warehouse in Melbourne has escalated, with the site's managers making an application to the Supreme Court of Victoria for an injunction to stop a blockade by workers. The workers had previously won the right from Fair Work Australia to continue picketing outside Cole's Somerton [...]
The lengthy industrial dispute between Qantas and its aircraft engineers is now over after yesterday's determination by Fair Work Australia (FWA). The new enterprise bargaining agreement will include employment terms and conditions that have been mutually agreed to by the union and the airline and will remain in force until [...]
Qantas and its employees will have their disputes decided by Fair Work Australia after union talks fail. Qantas chief, Alan Joyce, said that Fair Work Australia's binding arbitration could take a number of months and that it was the best move after 21 days of fruitless talks since the airline [...]
Small business owners are increasingly confused by Federal and State industrial relations laws, causing them to unknowingly underpay staff according to Business SA chief executive Peter Vaughan. Mr Vaughan said employers were often confused by ever-evolving industrial relations laws. Yesterday, the Fair Work Ombudsman's investigation revealed that 14 Adelaide workers [...]
In a recent case in the Federal Court, a penalty of $9000 was imposed against a company for failing to allow two employees of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union access to the company's premises to conduct meetings with the company's employees. The company admitted to contravening the (CTH) [...]
The Corporations Amendment (Accountability on Termination Payments) Act 2009 (Cth) commenced on 24 November 2009. According to the Explanatory Memorandum, it is aimed at 'curbing excessive termination benefits' and amends the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). To view the amending act, please click here.