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Failure to follow redundancy process renders dismissal unfair

Failure to follow redundancy process renders dismissal unfair

A recent case in the Fair Work Commission highlighted the importance of following the proper process when making redundancies. The case of Jody Tuchin v Mills Brands [2020] FWC 583 (7 January 2020) concerned the decision of Mills Brands to make one of its customer...

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Changes to Employment Law in 2020

Changes to Employment Law in 2020

The last few years have been a tumultuous time in the world of Australian employment law. We saw "casual" employees being found to be permanent in Workpac v Skeene, and anti-double-dipping legislation rushed through to attempt to deal with the fall-out for businesses...

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Israel Folau: Some ordinary lessons from an extraordinary case

Israel Folau: Some ordinary lessons from an extraordinary case

Although Israel Folau’s case against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs is extraordinary on a number of levels - his job, his fame, the value of his claim, etc - the case illustrates some very ordinary concepts in employment law. Had the case been resolved by the...

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Labour hire in Victoria: Licence now required

Labour hire in Victoria: Licence now required

To provide labour hire services legally in Victoria from 30 October 2019, labour hire providers must have applied for, or already hold, a labour hire licence. Equally, from 30 October 2019 businesses are now prohibited from using unlicensed labour hire providers....

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When is it safe to dismiss an ill or injured employee?

When is it safe to dismiss an ill or injured employee?

When is it safe to dismiss an ill or injured employee? When an employee has been absent from work for an extended period of time, employers often find it difficult to balance their obligations to their ill or injured employee with the commercial realities of keeping...

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