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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


Workplace investigations: what do you need to know?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • June 25 2009

Recent decisions by the various industrial commissions and the courts indicate that employers will need to meet a higher standard when relying on findings from workplace investigations which result in termination of employment or damage to the employee


Stalking changes up the ante on bullying
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • June 23 2011

The Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2011 has now received Royal Assent and has passed into legislation


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


Managing long-term employment issues
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • March 27 2012

In Eriksson v The Commonwealth 2001 FMCA 964, the court considered whether the termination of an employee’s employment constituted adverse action


Is a cafe scuffle in the course of employment?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • August 18 2012

The decision last week by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in Ralser and Comcare 2012 AATA 510 (3 August 2012) arose from an incident between two work colleagues employed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO


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


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


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 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