A recent decision¹ of the Court of Appeal in Victoria serves as a reminder that: changes to an employee’s bonus arrangements or responsibilities can amount to a repudiation of their employment contract an employer cannot … Continued
In December 2016, we provided an update on the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission and the introduction of the new Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code). A new … Continued
The Fair Work Commission has struck down the approval of more enterprise agreements because of non-compliant notices of employee representational rights (NERR) in a recent Full Bench decision that has led to calls for legislative … Continued
In recent weeks, the Senate has passed two bills which have already become law. This new legislation establishes and gives powers to the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) and re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission … Continued
After 21 months, 189 hearing days and its own share of controversy, the Trade Union Royal Commission (Royal Commission) delivered its Final Report into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (Final Report) to the Government on … Continued
The Productivity Commission’s final report on Australia’s workplace relations framework, as tabled by Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash on 21 December 2015, contains modest recommendations for the reform of Australia’s current workplace relations framework. The report, … Continued
More than 18 months after the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 was first introduced into Parliament, and more than three years after the Fair Work Act Review Panel finalised its report, the Federal Government has … Continued
A recent Full Federal Court decision relating to the termination of enterprise agreements has increased options available to employers involved in protracted bargaining negotiations. On 3 September 2015, the Full Federal Court upheld a decision … Continued
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