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Archive for December 2015

Redundancy, Restructure and Redeployment

For companies and employers considering restructuring prior to Christmas or early in the new year, there are many issues to consider. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is prescriptive at some level, for example the amount of redundancy pay that is payable to employees. A recent case, Troy Brown & Ors v Clermont Coal Pty…

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Think you’re not an employer? Think again!

Most of us have had a friend help us out around the house or yard whether it is to assist us with fencing, landscaping or assistance with house renovations or cleaning. If you find yourself agreeing to a friend helping you, beware that you may actually be found to be an employer. It sounds crazy…

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Small Business are at risk too

Small Business Termination – Pregnant employees and Risk Small Business Employers time and time again must battle many elements to their business, cash flow, investors, marketing, leases and product/service development. Government in a very limited

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FWC Terminates Rail Industry Agreements

In a recent decision Aurizon Operations Limited and others [2015] FWCFB 540 (Aurizon), the Fair Work Commission (FWC) agreed to terminate 12 Enterprise Agreements that covered rail industry Employer, Aurizon. The Union and Employees opposed

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