A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has reportedly for the first time ruled on the meaning of an “arrangement” between an old and new employer in the context of a transfer of business. This welcome decision for incoming employers found that there was no arrangement between the old and new employers when the licensee of the hotel pub changed. Although the Full Bench acknowledged that an “arrangement” should be interpreted broadly, it determined in this case that there had been no arrangement to transfer the assets between the businesses. This determination arose in the context of an unfair dismissal claim brought by a casual employee whose claim ultimately failed. By virtue of the change in business, it was found that the casual employee had not served the qualifying period to make an unfair dismissal claim. John Lucas Hotel Management Services T/A World Square Pub v Ms Vanessa Hillie [2013] FWCFB 1198