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Events - 06 Aug 15

Partner Aaron Goonrey from our Workplace Relations & Safety group will be presenting at this year's Specialist Accreditation Conference held by the NSW Law Society. Aaron will be presenting on the topic of Employment Issues for Business Lawyers. Aaron's presentation will look at: the concept of a valid restraint of trade; the enforcement of... Read More

Publication - 06 Jul 15

An employee's misconduct during and following his work's Christmas function was the subject of a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission. Worryingly for employers, the Commission took a fairly narrow view of which allegations could be relied upon as being valid grounds of dismissal. Essentially, the misconduct which occurred following... Read More

Publication - 02 Jul 15

In Melbourne Stadiums Ltd v Sautner,1 a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia held that once a contract has been lawfully terminated (whether by either party on notice, on grounds of redundancy or otherwise), an employer cannot later exercise a right to summarily terminate the contract, as a contract... Read More

Publication - 02 Jul 15

In Cerin v ACI Operations,1 an employer tried to persuade the Federal Circuit Court that its employee's employment had come to an end due to the "doctrine of frustration", which allows contracts to be set aside where an unforeseen event leads to circumstances where contractual obligations cannot be fulfilled. On this... Read More

Publication - 02 Jul 15

In the recent decision in Cerin v ACI Operations,1 the Federal Circuit Court rejected an employer's argument that its employee's employment had come to an end due to the "doctrine of frustration", which allows contracts to be set aside where an unforeseen event leads to circumstances where contractual obligations cannot... Read More

Publication - 07 Jun 17

In the latest development in the penalty rates case, the Fair Work Commission has decided to phase in the cuts to Sunday penalty rates in the retail sector over four years.  This means that the full effect of the cuts will not take effect until 2020. However, the initial reduction of... Read More

Publication - 13 Jul 17

In a decision delivered on 5 July 2017,1 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) held that, subject to certain restrictions, modern awards should be varied to enable casual employees to request to convert to full-time or part-time employment after 12 months.In this eBulletin we take a look at the FWC's decision... Read More

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