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Pathways to permanency: latest word from the FWC on casual and part-time employment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 3 2017

On 5 July 2017, as part of the four-yearly review of modern awards, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on casual and


Changes to the Fair Work Act targeting the Franchise Sector
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 proposes a significant new direction by making Franchisors liable for the breaches


Ezy as 123? More like section 550!
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 14 2017

A recent Federal Circuit Court decision in which Judge O'Sullivan held that an accounting business which provided payroll services to an employer, was


Dishonesty or merely an incorrect explanation? The decision in Qantas Airways Limited v David Dawson 2017 FWCFB 1712
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 3 2017

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned Deputy President Lawrence's decision handed down last year in which a flight attendant who


Independent Umpires, Merits-Based Applications and the Disutility of Sunday Work- A Guide to the Penalty Rates Decision
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 21 2017

On 23 February 2017, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on applications by employer organisations to reduce Sunday and public holiday


Beware of errant signposting
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

The Fair Work Commission Full Bench's decision Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Sparta Mining Services Pty Ltd 2016 FWCFB 7057


The Fair Work Commission awards a 2.4 percent increase to minimum wages
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

On 31 May 2016, the Fair Work Commission delivered its decision in the Annual Wage Review 2015-16. Having regard to the requirements under the Fair


Are your employees better off overall?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) refused to approve the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014-17 (Agreement). The


The Fair Work Commission confirms its anti-bullying jurisdiction does not extend to workers who are not employees
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 10 2016

In the application of McDonald 2016 FWC 300 on 15 January 2016, Commissioner Hampton dismissed an application for an order to stop bullying under


Don’t tell me the party’s over: the Fair Work Commission considers the physical and temporal limitations to managerial intervention into the office Christmas party
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

As many managers would be aware, the traditional office Christmas party, if not carefully controlled, can get a little out of hand. Leighton Boral