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Fair Work Australia makes its first good-faith bargaining order

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • August 7 2009

In its first decision regarding good-faith bargaining, Fair Work Australia has ordered an employer to halt a ballot for a proposed enterprise agreement and hold a series of meetings with the union instead

Dismissal of senior employees: a case study

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 1 2009

This article outlines some of the key considerations that should be taken into account when a company proposes to dismiss senior managerial staff and illustrates how those considerations can be used to inform matters that should be dealt with when a senior employee joins

Transitioning to Australia's new IR system: Fair Work Act 2009

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 1 2009

The following timeline outlines key dates leading up to the introduction of Australia's new IR legislation and also some of the main changes that have been introduced

Modern awards to commence in less than four months

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 15 2009

The award modernisation process is reaching its final stages, and employers need to be aware that from 1 January 2010 their award obligations may change, and they will be required to comply with modern awards

Next stage in award modernisation process

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 29 2009

On Friday 25 September 2009, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) released a statement regarding the final group of awards to be produced during the award modernisation process - stage 4 modern awards

New employment laws from 1 January 2010 - are you ready?

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 2 2009

With less than a month to go before the commencement of the Federal Government's new safety net of minimum employment conditions, it is essential that all businesses take steps to be ready for the changes

Modern awards update

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • December 7 2009

On 4 December 2009 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (Commission) handed down its decision dealing with the Stage 4 modern awards

Fair Work Australia's Minimun Wage Panel hands down annual wage review decision

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 3 2010

Today, Fair Work Australia's Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) has handed down its first annual wage review decision pursuant to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth

Paid parental leave becomes law

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • June 18 2010

With the federal parliament last night passing the Paid Parental Leave Bill (PPL Bill) into law, Australia will now have a government-funded paid parental leave scheme from 1 January 2011

Modern awards update - overtime and absorption

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • July 8 2010

Since modern awards commenced on 1 January 2010, there has been some confusion about how to treat increases in employee entitlements that have occurred due to the introduction of these modern awards