The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission recently handed down a decision that will expand on an employer’s obligations when considering an employee’s request for ‘family friendly’ working arrangements. On 25 September 2018, the … Continued
New legislation introducing labour hire schemes in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria will impose an additional regulatory burden on businesses that fall within the scope of the laws. The trend towards insecure work in Australia … Continued
In CSL Limited T/A CSL Behring v Papaioannou  FWCFB 1005 a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) clarified that it will make an independent assessment of medical evidence when considering capacity for … Continued
Are you involved in an owners corporation managing buildings in Victoria? Have you been operating on the assumption that you are only required to make alterations to common property for owners or occupiers with a … Continued
There is a growing industry built around task-based work, ‘online platforms’ and ‘skill-sharing’. This ‘gig economy’, which expands well beyond the well-known companies like Uber, Airtasker and Deliveroo, makes the traditional approach to characterising workers … Continued
Following extensive consultation with the community, the Local Government Bill 2018 (Vic) was introduced into Parliament on 23 May 2018. If enacted, the Bill will repeal and replace the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic). The … Continued
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
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