An applicant describing himself as a ‘lay advocate in past and current proceedings’ before the Fair Work Commission has filed an anti-bullying application in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Unusually, the application is made against the FWC and 25 people. Those 25 people consist of 19 existing members of the FWC, four retired members and two management employees or officers.
In an important ruling for dental practices, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found that a group of dentists engaged as independent contractors were really employees.
The Palaszczuk Labor government introduced the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019 into Parliament on 27 November 2019.
An crane driver sacked from his job on a 39-storey residential development in Adelaide has lost his unfair dismissal claim after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) agreed with his employer’s submission that his conduct in shutting down the crane and leaving the site at noon without telling anyone was the equivalent of a ‘two fingered salute’ to the employer.
A security guard employed by MSS Security has lost his unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) following his sacking over claims he took excessive breaks and failed to perform patrols as required.
On 27 November 2019, the proposed legislation to enshrine 6pm – midnight on Christmas Eve as a public holiday was passed by Queensland Parliament. The approval of the Bill had been anticipated, given the recommendation of the Education, Employment and Small Business Committee that the proposed legislation be passed, despite the fact it was universally opposed by employer groups during the consultation process.Continue reading “Christmas Eve declared part-day Public Holiday in Queensland”
A former Ferry Master, sacked for falling asleep when he should have been at the wheel of an iconic Sydney Ferry, has lost his unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
A former Guard at the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre has won his unfair dismissal case in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) following his sacking for testing positive to alcohol when he was called in to work on a day off.
With the calendar ticking towards the festive season comes the inevitable debate over the Christmas close down. But what are the rights of an employer to require employees to take leave over a Christmas close down period? Like most industrial relations issues, the answer is, “it depends”.
A martial arts/self-defence instructor has won his unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
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