Legal Updates


UPDATE – LABOUR HIRE LICENSING LAWS

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Jun 2018

UPDATE – LABOUR HIRE LICENSING LAWS

Consumer and Business Services has released an announcement, advising that licensing requirements will NOT be enforced before 1 February 2019.  This is stated to be as a result of various stakeholders raising submissions in response to the legislation and its scope. This position is a change from previous advice from...

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LEGAL ALERT: ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW

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Jun 2017

LEGAL ALERT: ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW

On 6 June 2017, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down its annual wage decision, which is a yearly review of the National minimum wages in modern awards for each financial year.   The Commission held that rates of pay under the National minimum wage and all modern...

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THE CHRISTMAS PARTY – ARE YOU PREPARED?

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Dec 2016

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY – ARE YOU PREPARED?

The Christmas party is a great opportunity for employers and employees to celebrate the end of the working year. However, Christmas functions are infamous for employee injuries, allegations of inappropriate behaviour, harassment, discrimination and workplace health and safety concerns. With the end of the year approaching, EMA Legal has prepared...

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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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