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Employees often make more than one claim against their employer – or in racing terms, try for a quinella or trifecta of claims. Whether more than one claim can succeed depends on the nature of the claims; sometimes the law will not allow it.

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Timing is everything

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A recent Full Bench decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has emphasised the strict approach the FWC will take in assessing compliance with pre-approval steps for enterprise agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). Section173(3) of the FW Act requires that an employer must give a Notice of Employee Representational Rights […]

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Investigating workplace issues

Employment Disputes

We are often asked to assist clients with workplace investigations. The logistics of conducting an investigation will vary; and deciding how to approach the task usually involves answering some or all of the following questions. What is the investigation seeking to achieve? What are some of the possible results? Should there be an internal or […]

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The new financial year brings important changes to the national minimum wage, minimum wage rates in modern awards and the high income threshold for unfair dismissal access and for high income guarantees. Stay up to date with this handy reference sheet. The below table outlines the pre 1 July 2016 and post 1 July 2016 […]

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A contractor will soon be ineligible to bid for Commonwealth-funded construction projects unless its enterprise agreement (EA) is accompanied by a letter from Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) declaring that the EA is not inconsistent with the Building Code 2013 (Code). New arrangements – FWBC to test Code compliance On 6 May 2016, the […]

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I quit… or do I?

Employment Contracts Employment Disputes

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