A former employee of Masonic Care Tasmania has had her application for an unfair dismissal remedy dismissed by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The Applicant, who had been given the benefit of several warnings and a performance management plan, was ultimately dismissed over conduct concerns.
A 74-year-old handyman whose employer told him he should be enjoying his retirement has been reinstated after the Fair Work Commission found his dismissal was unfair.
The ES office and advice line will be closed from midday, Tuesday, 24 December 2019 until 9.00am, Monday, 6 January 2020.Continue reading “Employer Services operating hours for Holiday period”
On 27 November, during the final parliamentary sitting week for 2019, Queensland Parliament passed legislation to amend the Holidays Act 1983 to provide for 6pm – midnight on Christmas Eve to be classified as a gazetted public holiday across the State. This part-day public holiday applies across all industries, to all businesses.Continue reading “REMINDER: Xmas Eve declared part-day Public Holiday in Queensland”
It is hard to believe, but the 4 Yearly Review of the Modern Awards which commenced way back in 2014, continues to trundle along before the Fair Work Commission (FWC). There are signs though, that the process is likely to reach a conclusion in 2020, with around 30 re-vamped Modern Awards released and scheduled to come into force from February.Continue reading “Limited number of revamped Modern Awards operative from February 2020”
In a small victory for common sense, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the dismissal of an employee who fraudulently claimed personal leave to take his son to a Wiggles concert, with Deputy President Alan Colman commenting it “scarcely requires an explanation” that “falsely claiming personal leave amounts to misconduct”.Continue reading “Dismissal upheld: Personal leave not for Wiggles concert”
A casual medical receptionist whose employment ended following her notified absence on seven weeks’ leave for an extended overseas holiday, has been awarded over $8,000 in compensation with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) finding she was summarily and unfairly dismissed, rather than her employment having “automatically terminated” after three weeks absence as the employer mistakenly believed.Continue reading “Casual’s employment not “automatically terminated” by 7-week overseas holiday”
Subscribers, login to your online account, go to ‘Fact Sheets’ and scroll down to the ‘Pay’ subheading to download a handy PDF list of the 2020 Public Holidays for Queensland (updated to include the new Christmas Eve part-day Public Holiday).
Missed the update about the Christmas Eve part-day Public Holiday? See our related article here.
The ES office and advice line will close for the Festive period at midday, Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and re-open at 9.00am, Monday, 6 January 2020.Continue reading “Season’s Greetings to ES Clients”
A metal fabricator employed by a boat builder has failed to convince the Fair Work Commission (FWC) his dismissal was unfair after the FWC found he deflated a tyre on a work colleague’s vehicle and took material from the workplace without permission.
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