FWC Ruling on Redundancy Issues in the Pandemic

In a recent decision the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found that an employee who had been made redundant was unfairly dismissed within the meaning of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’). The FWC firstly established that the dismissal was not a genuine redundancy as...

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ACCC Inquiry into Perishable Agricultural Goods Supply Chain

On 28 August Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to conduct an inquiry into the markets for the supply of perishable agricultural goods. One of the main focuses of the inquiry will be the distribution of...

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When can an employee “cash out” annual leave?

In 2016 the Fair Work Commission introduced provisions into most modern awards, which enable employees to request that their annual leave entitlements be cashed out. However, an employee cannot cash out annual leave if it will result in the employee’s remaining...

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Are you using the updated Fair Work Information Statement?

The Fair Work Ombudsman have updated the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS), effective 13 August 2020. It is mandatory for employers to provide any new employees with a copy of the FWIS upon commencement of their employment. The FWIS contains information about the...

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Drought Management Research and Planning Now

Many Australian farmers have experienced relief as the most significant drought on record has been alleviated by significant rainfall across the country. Climate scientist from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Roger Stone has urged decision makers to take...

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Succession Planning in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges in many fields, including succession and estate planning. Now is an important time to consider and address how changing circumstances may have impacted on your succession and estate plans. One of the main challenges...

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