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Employer’s ‘inadvertent error’ invalidates enterprise agreement

Australia - July 20 2022 In a notable decision, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) has dismissed an employer’s application to approve its enterprise agreement, even though…

Jennifer van Bronswijk, Annelise Harper

Significant damages awarded to a bullied worker under Fair Work Act

Australia - July 13 2022 In a recent series of decisions before the Federal Court of Australia, a long-serving employee who had been harassed and bullied by the company’s CEO…

Olivia Lawrence, Sladjana Skoric

Limits to relying on a specialist contractor

Australia - June 28 2022 A recent judgment has emphasised the limitation of relying on a specialist contractor to safely perform work, where the risk of injury is obvious and…

Significant increase to national minimum wage

Australia - June 15 2022 On 15 June 2022, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Expert Panel handed down its decision in the Annual Wage Review for 2021-22. The decision will…

Olivia Lawrence, Charles Power

Sexual harassment under the microscope - importance of reform

Australia - June 8 2022 A recent NSW discrimination case has highlighted the importance of reform in the area of sex discrimination and sends a message to employers about…

Olivia Lawrence