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Employer wins unfair dismissal costs appeal against applicant and representative

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 17 2009

JimRoy Pty Ltd (JimRoy) was successful on Wednesday when the full bench of the AIRC confirmed that an applicant, and her representative, Gary Dircks (Dircks), were jointly and severably liable to pay the former employer’s party-party costs as a result of their unreasonable conduct in an unfair dismissal claim against JimRoy

Fair Work Australia confirms legitimacy of set-off clauses

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 22 2010

In a decision with important implications for employers, the Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) recently confirmed that the use of set-off clauses in contracts of employment is not inconsistent with modern awards

New accident compensation laws for Victoria: what will this mean from an employment and OHS perspective?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 18 2010

The Victorian Parliament has passed a Bill to enact changes to the Victorian Accident Compensation Act 1985 (the Act

First General Protections case decided lessons for employers

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 16 2010

The Federal Court has provided some comfort to concerned employers regarding the scope of the new adverse action provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act

Fair Work Australia resolves dispute clause confusion in enterprise agreements

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 26 2010

The Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) has resolved confusion about dispute settlement clauses in enterprise agreements made under the Fair Work Act (FW Act) by overturning a previous decision that dispute clauses must contain access to arbitration

New adverse action decisions provide clarity to employers

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 28 2010

Two recent adverse action decisions provide clarity to employers about the operation of the new types of claims available under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act

Casual employees and the minimum employment period

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 24 2010

The Full Bench of Fair Work Australia has held that a 3-month absence from the workplace did not prevent a casual employee from making an unfair dismissal claim, because he had already served the minimum employment period required under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act

Full bench confirms that a union can obtain a protected action ballot where the employer refuses to bargain

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 2 2011

In JJ Richards & Sons v TWU 2010 FWAFB 9963 (23 December 2010), a majority of a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) confirmed that a union (on behalf of employees) can be 'genuinely trying to reach agreement' even where an employer refuses to bargain, without the need to obtain a majority support determination

Enterprise update: discrimination and harassment hope for employers

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 7 2011

In Sluggett v Commonwealth of Australia 2011 FMCA 609 (30 August 2011) (Sluggett), the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (FMCA) reaffirmed that anti-discrimination laws are a two-way street

Discrimination on the grounds of ‘political activity’ in the Victorian public sector

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 27 2012

On 16 December 2011, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) made its decision in Hakki Suleyman v The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the President of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of the State of Victoria 2011 VCAT 2305