Possible delay to scheduled four year review of modern awards

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On 11 December 2017 the President of the FWC made a statement in which he expressed a provisional view that it is not practicable for another four year review to commence until the current review has been completed and before the parties have been given an opportunity to consider how the reviewed awards operate in practice. Although the current four … Read More

Did you miss our Holiday Season Webinar?

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Join us for a re-streaming of our 45 minute webinar ‘Tis the Season to be…Wary’ complimentary for our AFEI members. Whilst the holiday season remains one of the most anticipated times of the year, employers can face certain challenges in running their business and managing their workplaces during this time.  Our webinar includes discussion of public holiday entitlements, leave and … Read More

Federal Circuit Court: Workplace investigations can be adverse action

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The Federal Circuit Court decision of Findley v MSS Security Pty Ltd handed down on 27 November 2017 involved a Security Officer who accused his employer of contravening his workplace rights by allegedly subjecting him to a misconduct investigation because he exercised a workplace right to be involved in proceedings to terminate an enterprise agreement, and because of his disability. … Read More

Threat to reduction in penalty rates

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On December 4 Labor and cross bench Senators successfully amended a government Bill to include provisions overturning the Fair Work Commission’s February 2017 decision to reform some Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in some hospitality and retail awards. The new rates started taking effect from 1 July 2017. The Bill, the Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures … Read More