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Bullying - the new frontier
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

As a result of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act), from 1 January 2014 a worker who reasonably believes they are being bullied at work


Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the


Improving Fair Work: the coalition policy what is it and what does it mean for employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 10 2013

On 9 July 2013, the Coalition released its workplace relations policy to 'improve the Fair Work laws' (IR Policy) Mr Abbot has said that if elected


Recent developments in the new anti-bullying jurisdiction in the Fair Work Commission
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

As highlighted in The Working Paper Issue 13, the Fair Work Commission (FWC)'s new anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. This new


New avenues for employee-relief from bullying
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Late last month, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth)(Bill), which includes provisions aimed at preventing


Penalty rates are here to stay
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has determined that penalty rates in a number of retail and hospitality awards are here to stay. While employers


Extending entitlements to parental leave and to request flexible work
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

Employee entitlements to parental leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements are likely to be extended under amendments sought by


Implied terms in employment contracts
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 10 2014

For years Australian courts and tribunals have tangoed with and side-stepped around the sticky issue of whether Australian law recognises an implied


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 10 2014

On 4 June 2014, the Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (MWP) handed down its fifth annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The


Workplace culture no excuse for sexual harassment
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 7 2016

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a former employee's unfair dismissal application, finding that the employer's workplace culture was not to