Recently, the Fair Work Commission dismissed an Unfair Dismissal application (see McKean v Red Energy Pty Ltd  FWC 5688) lodged on the basis an employee was ‘forced’ to resign his employment because his Employer would not provide him [...]
Managing a Diverse Workforce - August 6 - Hosted by ASIEQ and BTLawyers. In order to fully benefit from a diverse workforce, employers need to do more than be mindful of their legal obligations. Employers must be able to identify, manage, accept and adapt to difference.
Post-employment restraint clauses are an important means by which an employer can protect its legitimate business interests. However, with all such clauses presumed void in the first instance, under what circumstances can an employer actually enforce a post-employment restraint?
The Fair Work Commission recently ruled on an employer’s entitlement to require an employee to take annual leave while on the JobKeeper Payment scheme.
With the escalation of COVID-19 virus, employers need to ensure their policies and procedures for working from home are up to date
By Conor Gillam and Kerrie Jackson - The decision by Toyota to terminate an employee who dishonestly took personal leave to take his son to see The Wiggles has been unequivocally supported by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Toyota [...]
By Stephanie Philippou - On 11 October 2019, the Court gave Judgment in favour of ousted CEO, Mr Stephen Lake, when the board declined to renew his contract. Lake was awarded $2,225,205.04 for his wrongful termination, plus interest. The Case [...]
A recent Fair Work Ombudsman investigation into Uber drivers has determined the relationship between Uber and its drivers is not one of employer and employee, but rather an independent contractor situation.
Ever worked in a workplace where you were required to provide a biometric scan of your fingerprint to prove you were actually at work? Ever been told by an employer you would be fired if you didn’t scan your finger?