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Concerns over delay in Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday penalty rates

Australian businesses may be in for a longer wait to find out if the Fair Work Commission will seek to alter Sunday penalty rates. The...
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The unfair dismissal trends your business needs to know

It’s a nightmare that keeps many business owners awake at night. Unfair dismissal is no joke. After several years, the Fair Work Commission has created...

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Casual hours take on new meaning for businesses when making staff redundant after Fair Work ruling

A recent Fair Work Commission ruling means Australian employers may now have to take casual work into account when calculating redundancy payments, making record keeping...
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Deliveroo UK strike win shows gig workers can subvert the rules too

By Michael Walker, University of Technology Sydney and Sarah Kaine, University of Technology Sydney The standoff between couriers of food delivery service Deliveroo in the UK...
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Does anybody really know what time it is? Drafting fixed-term employment contracts

Fixed-term employment contracts are useful for employers who need to manage a workforce when personnel requirements are uncertain or may change - for example,...

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Who’s gonna drive you home? Ridesharing and procedural fairness at work

Fairness is a term ingrained in the Australian workplace relations system. At the core of our federal industrial relations framework is the Fair Work Act...

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What your business needs to know about the minimum wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has lifted the minimum wage by 2.4%, with Australia’s minimum wage workers now entitled to be paid $672.70 an week,...
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What has happened to collective bargaining since the end of WorkChoices?

Mark Bray, University of Newcastle and Johanna Macneil, University of Newcastle The Rudd government came to power in 2007 with a mandate for industrial relations...
Fair Work giving employers and workers “different answers” on pay and conditions: Eric Abetz

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Fair Work giving employers and workers “different answers” on pay and conditions: Eric Abetz

  Federal employment minister Eric Abetz has acknowledged the frustration felt by many small business owners when it comes to employee wages and entitlements,...
Business groups warn against transferable long service leave entitlements

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Business groups warn against transferable long service leave entitlements

  One in four small businesses in Victoria say the introduction of a portable long service leave scheme could force them to reduce staff...
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