Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Confectionery company Darrell Lea has lost an appeal against a Fair Work Commission decision that found the company should pay redundancy packages to employees who declined to move 34km away to work in 2012.
Friday, 28 November 2014
The Abbott government will soon ask the Productivity Commission to review the Fair Work system.
In parallel with that review, we need a more sophisticated debate about our workplace relations framework.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has won a Federal Circuit Court case in Melbourne, with a judge imposing almost $40,000 in penalties against a clothing retailer for underpaying a junior employee $56,850 in wages.
Monday, 10 November 2014
More than half of weekend and shift workers say they would stop work if penalty rates were removed, according to research from the University of South Australia.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
A small business owner who was found to have unfairly dismissed an employee after telling her to “f-ck off” has spoken out about the need for reform to workplace laws in Australia.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
The independent review panel report on the 457 visa scheme is a constructive contribution to the debate over temporary skilled migration.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Small business owners have told the Fair Work Commission modern award documents should be shorter, simpler, and use more examples and less jargon.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
An employee of a Victorian chicken farm has won an unfair dismissal claim against his employer after he was sacked for refusing to be on-call during his annual leave.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The Federal Court has rejected a union appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision to reduce penalty rates for Sundays under the 2010 Restaurant Industry Award.