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Dentist loses Federal Court matter alleging adverse action and breach of contract against health fund

Avenia v Railway & Transport Health Fund Ltd [2017] FCA 859 Background On 27 September 2016, Dr Avenia was employed, initially…

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BGC CONTRACTING PTY LTD V AMWU & ORS: FULL BENCH DECISION CHANGES THE “STAKES” IN AGREEMENT APPROVAL PROCESS

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing & Kindred Industries Union, Australian Workers Union and Construction, Forestry, Mining…

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN 2017: ENSURING COMPLIANCE

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Regulations) came into effect on 18 June 2017, replacing the previous (2007) version. The…

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$6 MILLION ORDERED AGAINST NEW EMPLOYER DUE TO BREACHES

Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd v Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited [2017] FCAFC 74 Employers and employees…

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FWC DETERMINES MAJOR CHANGES TO PART-TIME AND CASUAL EMPLOYMENT

As part of its four yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down a landmark decision…

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COURTS & PARLIAMENT CONTINUE TO EXTEND LIABILITY OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

Fair Work Ombudsman v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810 (28 April 2017) Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable…

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? HIGH EARNING REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR ELIGIBLE TO BRING UNFAIR DISMISSAL CLAIM

Mr James Kaufman v Jones Lang LaSalle (Vic) Pty Ltd T/A JLL [2017] FWC 2623 Background Mr Kaufman (the Applicant) was…

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Just in: FWC cuts Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates

As part of its review of Modern Awards, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has today reduced Sunday and Public Holiday penalty…

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