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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

Alleged child sex abuse in schools and termination of employment
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

Employers will probably be protected from unfair dismissal claims by employees who are subsequently convicted, but it will be harder to resist claims

Termination of Employment for Teachers Facing Child Assault Charges
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • March 30 2016

In a significant case for employers and staff who work with children, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has found that the termination of

Out of office message is not industrial action
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • February 22 2016

The Fair Work Commission has considered whether an out of office message on employees’ email accounts, referring to a delay in responding to emails

Federal Court fines University for adverse action
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • October 23 2015

In National Tertiary Education Industry Union v Swinburne University of Technology (No 2) 2015 FCA 1080, the Federal Court of Australia ordered