A martial arts/self-defence instructor has won his unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
An Audi Service Advisor has won his unfair dismissal claim after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found a luxury car dealership’s reliance on customer survey scores to measure performance was inappropriate.
A family-run smash repair business has been ordered to pay $10,115 in compensation after it was found by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to have unfairly dismissed an employee for being late to dinner.
Employers are reminded that, as discussed in the August 2019 edition of this newsletter, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, is proposing to amend the Holidays Act 1983 to provide for 6pm – midnight on Christmas Eve to be classified as a gazetted public holiday. Similar provisions for part-day public holidays currently exist in South Australia and the Northern Territory.Continue reading “REMINDER: Part-day Public Holiday proposed for Christmas Eve in Qld”
In September, the Federal Government announced its intention to commission an independent review of the ‘retirement income system’. The Government says the review, which will look at the three pillars of the existing retirement income system, being the Age Pension, compulsory superannuation and voluntary savings, “will cover the current state of the system and how it will perform in the future as Australians live longer and the population ages”.Continue reading “Government’s independent review to examine compulsory super”
In late-October, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) published its Annual Report for the 2018-19 financial year; the Report was also tabled in Parliament. The ‘performance reporting’ section outlined the following results of interest (in brief summary):Continue reading “Summary of FWC Annual Report 2018-19”
After a two year wait, an employee who was sacked by a tavern in far-north Queensland – essentially, because she was pregnant at the time – has been awarded tens of thousands in compensation with the Federal Circuit Court finding there was “no doubt” her dismissal breached the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act).Continue reading “Belated baby bonus for pregnant bottle-o employee sacked over ‘bad look’”
A medical receptionist has failed in her bid to convince the Fair Work Commission (FWC) she was constructively dismissed when her employer was unable to grant her exact request for flexible working arrangements, with Commissioner Jennifer Hunt clarifying that employees are not entitled to “demand” particular working hours/days when raising such a request with their employer.Continue reading “‘Request’ for flexible working arrangements not akin to ‘demand’: FWC”
A long-term casual shop assistant has been awarded in excess of $10,000 compensation for her dismissal earlier this year, which the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found to be “disgraceful and grossly unfair” and likely impinged upon anti-discrimination laws which could leave the employer open to “other civil proceedings, for which civil penalties might apply”.Continue reading “Preference for ‘Asian staff’ costs Employer $12K”
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ordered the reinstatement of a worker sacked by a chicken meat business after finding the allegations against him were “largely exaggerated and artificially constructed”.
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