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FWC Full Bench finds BHP vaccine mandate unreasonable due to lack of consultation

Australia - December 7 2021 The Fair Work Commission Full Bench has held that a decision by BHP requiring all workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of site…

Jessica Kamleh

Employee not dismissed unfairly for failing to vaccinate: FWC Full Bench decision

Australia - October 5 2021 In an important decision, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) has upheld an earlier decision in favour of an employer that…

Emily Abdilla

SPC: First legal test case for employee-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations

Australia - August 9 2021 Shepparton-based cannery SPC has become the first Australian company to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all of its 450 onsite staff and visitors…

Fay Calderone

Pre-approval requirements for enterprise agreements: Hurdles preventing approval

Australia - May 12 2021 A stripped down final version of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (Bill) came into force on 26…

Alison Baker, Melinda Bell, Fay Calderone, Aaron Dearden, Mark Dunphy

Can employers require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Australia - January 22 2021 Employees have a legal obligation to comply with their employer’s directions if those directions are lawful and reasonable. An employee who fails to…

Anthony Hallal