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Unfair dismissal - a reminder for employers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • January 21 2016

An unfair dismissal case published by Fair Work Commission in mid-January this year highlights the importance of educating employees about workplace


Average wage increase of 3.22 in the aged care sector in 2015
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • January 20 2016

The aged-care sector has experienced larger than average wage growth in 2015. We have analysed wage growth in the aged care sector and have found


Cuts of nearly $500 million to the aged care sector
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

The aged care sector has been targeted for savings after a budget update that forecasted bigger deficits than expected. Yesterday the Federal


Gardening leave: you can send them home but you can’t take their car
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

An employer who directed an employee to take ‘gardening leave’ during his notice period has been found to have repudiated the employee’s contract of


Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the


Annual leave loading: how is it paid out upon termination of employment?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

Mid this year, the New South Wales Local Court (Court) confirmed in its decision ofStephen Edward Ryan v Whitehaven Coal Mining Pty Ltd that upon


Implied terms in employment contracts
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 10 2014

For years Australian courts and tribunals have tangoed with and side-stepped around the sticky issue of whether Australian law recognises an implied


Social media: employee use still a cause for concern
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2012

Linfox Australia has appealed against the recent controversial decision of Glen Stutsel v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd 2011 FWA 8444, where an employee was reinstated following the termination of his employment for posting offensive comments about his managers on Facebook


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 4 2012

On 1 June 2012, Fair Work Australia’s Minimum Wage Panel handed down its third annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth


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