On 8 May 2018, the Long Service Leave Bill 2017 (Vic) was passed after gaining the necessary support in the Victorian upper house. As a result, the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) will be … Continued
The Federal Court has ruled that a cleaning company could not rely on the ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’ exception to the payment of redundancy entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), even … Continued
In a recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Maddocks successfully represented Boroondara City Council in a strike-out hearing that appears to be the first of its type at VCAT. The former … Continued
Overview A case involving allegations of bad behaviour by a South Australian Councillor has highlighted the difficulties for Councils seeking assistance to address bullying and health and safety concerns. In this case, the Fair Work … Continued
The High Court has ruled on whether an employer can make an enterprise agreement with existing employees who will be, but are not yet, working in a new enterprise that will be covered by the … Continued
The High Court of Australia has upheld an appeal by Esso Australia Pty Ltd (Esso) concerning industrial action taken by the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU). The High Court determined that the industrial action was not … Continued
Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … Continued
With the festive season getting into full swing, risks arise for employers when holding end of year functions. The following discusses the measures that can be put in place to address these risks. End of year … Continued
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