Employer ordered to pay $150,000 to harassed employee

An employer has been handed a massive penalty after being found vicariously liable for the sexual harassment and assault of an employee by a colleague, in a recent Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal judgment. A female beauty therapist employed at ‘Man Oh Man’ suffered persistent sexual harassment from […]

2023-12-12T13:05:12+10:3014 April 2022|Legal Updates|

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 […]

2023-11-26T12:43:01+10:3013 June 2018|Legal Updates|

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 […]

2023-11-26T12:47:07+10:306 June 2017|Legal Alert, Legal Updates|

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, […]

2023-12-13T09:51:28+10:309 December 2016|Legal Updates|

Unfair Dismissal 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 […]

2023-12-13T09:51:17+10:3013 November 2016|Legal Updates|

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 […]

2023-12-13T09:51:09+10:3013 November 2016|Legal Updates|
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