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Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 10 2014

On 4 June 2014, the Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (MWP) handed down its fifth annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). 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


The implied term of trust and confidence - recognised as part of Australian law
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

In August this year, a majority of the Full Federal Court (Court) issued its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker 2013 FCAFC 83. In


Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's


Bullying - the new frontier
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

As a result of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act), from 1 January 2014 a worker who reasonably believes they are being bullied at work


Improving Fair Work: the coalition policy what is it and what does it mean for employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 10 2013

On 9 July 2013, the Coalition released its workplace relations policy to 'improve the Fair Work laws' (IR Policy) Mr Abbot has said that if elected


New avenues for employee-relief from bullying
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Late last month, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth)(Bill), which includes provisions aimed at preventing


Penalty rates are here to stay
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has determined that penalty rates in a number of retail and hospitality awards are here to stay. While employers


Extending entitlements to parental leave and to request flexible work
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Employee entitlements to parental leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements are likely to be extended under amendments sought by


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