Often in employment law the question arises as to whether a director falls within the definition of ’employee’ for purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
One of the final amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 made under the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Workers Entitlements) Bill 2023 which will incorporate employee superannuation contributions into the National Employment Standards found within division 2 of the FW Act will be in force from 1 January 2024.
The new requirements for fixed-term employment introduced by the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Cth) will be commencing on 6 December 2023.
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act) after one of VBA’s inspectors took their own life in May 2022.
A jurisdictional objection to an unfair dismissal claim made to the Fair Work Commission has been upheld by Deputy President Anderson where a security guard officer’s employment came to an end after failing to attend shifts while imprisoned.
JBS Australia Pty Ltd (JBS) was found to have contravened its health and safety duties under the Model Work Health and Safety Act when an employee was crushed by 2 falling Haybales while she was completing a moisture check.
Recently, we have had multiple enquiries from small business owners into the legalities of terminating a long-term contract with the workplace advice provider Employsure.
The dismissal of an employee of Coca-Cola Euro Pacific Partners Australia Pty Ltd for repeated speeding in a company vehicle was upheld as a valid dismissal by the Fair Work Commission.
The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee for workplace sexual harassment and a failure to communicate respectfully with employees.
The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 was introduced into Federal Parliament on 4 September 2023.