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Strict Compliance with the Pre-approval Steps for EAs

In “Peabody Moorvale Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union” [2014] FWCFB 2042, FWC reinforced the employer’s obligation to notify each employee of their representational rights at the beginning of the bargaining process.  Read More >


Strict Compliance with the Pre-approval Steps for EAs

In “Peabody Moorvale Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union” [2014] FWCFB 2042, FWC reinforced the employer’s obligation to notify each employee of their representational rights at the beginning of the bargai ..


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Redundancy while on Maternity Leave


Federal Court Justice White held that the redundancies of two female employees by the Service to Youth Council Incorporated (SYC) during periods of maternity leave did not constitute unlawful discrimination.   Read More >


Redundancy while on Maternity Leave

Federal Court Justice White held that the redundancies of two female employees by the Service to Youth Council Incorporated (SYC) during periods of maternity leave did not constitute unlawful discrimination. Justice White found that the redu ..


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No-extra claims vs Variation of Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise agreements are required to contain a “no-extra claims” clause, which intends to prevent any additional claims being brought forward after the agreement has been approved. Generally, variations to agreements can be approved by the FWC despite an enterprise agreement containing such a clause, depending on the circumstances.  Read More >


No-extra claims vs Variation of Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise agreements are required to contain a “no-extra claims” clause, which intends to prevent any additional claims being brought forward after the agreement has been approved. Generally, variations to agreements can be approved  ..


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Failure to follow social media policy in the workplace


With the significance of social media options available, and the ease of access through work computers, tablets, mobile phones, ‘home office’ and teleworking arrangements, it is vital that employees are clear on their rights and obligations relating to use of social media in the workplace. Implementing a social media policy will ensure this is communicated to the workforce, and enables the employer to defend their actions when problems or non-compliances arise.  Read More >


Failure to follow social media policy in the workplace

With the significance of social media options available, and the ease of access through work computers, tablets, mobile phones, ‘home office’ and teleworking arrangements, it is vital that employees are clear on their rights and obligations relat ..


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ACTU attempts to reserve the Federal Budget

In a document entitled “Industrial Responses to the Budget 2014-15” has provided several responses to the budget by seeking the following matters in negotiations with employers  Read More >


ACTU attempts to reserve the Federal Budget

In a document entitled “Industrial Responses to the Budget 2014-15” has provided several responses to the budget by seeking the following matters in negotiations with employers Reimbursement by employers to employees for the Medicare co-paymen ..


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