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New financial year employment law update

Australia - July 3 2014 We're in a new financial year, which means many reference points relevant to employment law change, because of annual indexation and changes to the…

Anna Ford, Enza Iannella.

Termination found to be adverse action because of employer’s inconsistent responses to bullying

Australia - June 12 2014 In a recent case involving the CFMEU and BHP Coal, the Federal Court had to consider an application by the CFMEU for two employees to be reinstated…

First decision in a contested bullying case

Australia - June 12 2014 On 12 May, Commissioner Hampton of the Fair Work Commission delivered judgment in the first contested bullying case to reach a final decision in the…

Penalty rates reduction

Australia - June 12 2014 A recent decision of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has, for the first time in a long series of cases, accepted a claim for a reduction in…

Changes to superannuation guarantee rates

Australia - May 29 2014 The budget of 13 May announced changes to superannuation guarantee rates, but also changed the government's previous plans. The new position is that:…