Monthly Archives: November 2016


UNFAIR DIMISSAL THRESHOLD INCREASES

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Nov 2016

UNFAIR DIMISSAL THRESHOLD INCREASES

Each year from the 1st July the high income threshold for unfair dismissal claims automatically increases, and from the 1st July 2016 it is $138,900. This means that the maximum amount of compensation that the Fair Work Commission can award in the case of an unfair dismissal is half of the threshold,...

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DISMISSAL BY TEXT MESSAGE

13

Nov 2016

DISMISSAL BY TEXT MESSAGE

A major transport company is alleged to have dismissed almost 100 employees by text message and email. This conduct has been criticised by unions and Labor parliamentarians. Proceedings have been commenced in the Fair Work Commission (“the Commission”) which appear to in part concern the method that the employees were...

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ANTI-BULLYING ORDER

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Nov 2016

ANTI-BULLYING ORDER

  The Decision An anti-bullying order has recently been made in CF, NW v Company A and ED [2015] FWC 5272. Whilst the names of the parties have been redacted (hence the anonymised case name) and correspondingly the specific orders have not been released, the Fair Work Commission (“the Commission”) provided a general overview of the orders that...

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