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Sacked With No Warning – Dismissal of Roadside Assistance Worker Upheld by Fair Work Commission

An employee who won the right to have his matter heard by the Fair Work Commission earlier in the year has had his unfair dismissal application dismissed after a hearing in Melbourne. The Applicant, Mr Ton Van Nguyen, was employed by the Respondent Prestige Roadside but had his employment terminated after two alleged instances of serious misconduct.

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School Staff Who Obtained “Extravagant Personal Benefits” Lose Unfair Dismissal Claims

Three unfair dismissal claims made by employees sacked by Kimberley College have been determined by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in emphatic terms. The case featured allegations of an extraordinary range of fraudulent financial transactions, including allegations of unauthorised back pay and bonuses amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars, first class airfares, and overseas trips.

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Minimum Wages to Increase by 3%

This morning, 30 May 2019, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its Minimum Wage Ruling. The FWC has awarded an increase of 3% to all adult full time weekly rates in the Modern Awards from the first pay period commencing (ppc) on or after 1 July 2019. Proportionate increases will flow to part time and casual workers, juniors, apprentices and trainees.

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