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New industrial relations system on the way for Queensland public sector employees
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 7 2016

Workplace laws for Queensland public sector employees are about to undergo a significant realignment, with the introduction of the Industrial

What will the future higher education workforce look like?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 8 2016

Many will have seen the recent PwC report: 'Australian Higher Education Workforce of the Future', which was commissioned by the Australian Higher

Department of Education and Training schooled in unfair dismissal laws
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

A series of decisions arising from that claim (2016 FWC 1504, 2015 FWC 6857, 2015 FWC 4921) illustrate the consequences of making mistakes

The innovative workplace ... in spite of outdated laws
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

"Disrupting" public sector teams and creating true flexibility are incredibly challenging. "Flexibility", "innovation" and "disruption" are the buzz

The right to vote: casual academics and enterprise bargaining
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • July 20 2016

Two recent decisions have provided some important guidance on the obligation for employers to include, or not include, casual employees in enterprise

Secondary Education Awards - Annual wage review 2016
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • July 11 2016

The Fair Work Commission has completed in its Annual Wage Review decision which has resulted in wage increases under awards that apply to secondary

End of financial year WA insurance update
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 5 2016

The District Court has determined that intermittent casual employment may be deemed ‘concurrent employment’ when assessing weekly payments under the

In the pipelinehighlighting changes of interest to employers in Australia - June 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • June 8 2016

As you may recall, a Federal Election was announced on 8 May 2016, after a double dissolution of Parliament that was triggered by the Senate's

Workplace consultation: don't get caught out
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 19 2016

Consultation about workplace change is a significant issue across the higher education sector. The obligation to consult can arise in different ways

When roller doors come down reducing occupier liability when “both” an occupier and an employer are liable for an invitee’s injury
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • May 12 2016

In ISS Facility Services (NSW) Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales 2016 NSWCA 87 (ISS Facility), the New South Wales Court of Appeal displayed an