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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


Work health and safety news - 2 September, 2014
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 2 2014

The model Work Health and Safety Act (Model Act) has been in effect in a number of jurisdictions since 2012 (with a slightly


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


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 6 2011

Minimum wages are set to increase by 3.4 following a decision handed down by the Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) last Friday


Recent developments in the new anti-bullying jurisdiction in the Fair Work Commission
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

As highlighted in The Working Paper Issue 13, the Fair Work Commission (FWC)'s new anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. This new


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


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


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