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Mandatory Vaccination policies

May 4, 2021

In two recent decisions (Bou-Jamie Barber v Goodstart Early Learning & Jennifer Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd), the Commission found it was not unfair for the employer to dismiss the employee for refusing a direction to receive the flu...Read More

Time still critical in late dismissal applications

January 28, 2021

In two separate decisions, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeals by workers for relatively ‘minor’ late applications. In Dennis Obel v Central Desert Regional Council, the Commission at first instance refused an application to extend time for Mr...Read More

Casualization, job insecurity and the Pandemic

August 28, 2020

Recent comments by Victorian Premier Andrews, suggest that the current COVID-19 outbreaks have emanated from community transmissions, insecure work and 9 in 10 people not isolating when they felt sick.1 The Victorian State Government has announced a Worker Support...Read More

Unpaid Pandemic Leave

April 2, 2020

FWC’s Initiative to vary most Modern Awards for the COVID-19 Pandemic, welcomed. A FWC Full Bench on 1 April 2020, has proposed a new Unpaid Pandemic Leave (UPL) entitlement to be introduced in most Modern Awards and which will operate immediately until at least 30...Read More

Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?

January 22, 2020

A recent article in the Financial Review published on 21 January 2020 suggested that top tier law firms are reviewing more graduates’ hours and workloads due to potential underpayments (David Marin Guzman & Hannah Wootton, published on 21 Jan 2020, Financial...Read More