The Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) is consideration by the Fair Work Commission whether a proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is better off overall than the applicable industrial award.   A proposed bill is looking to change this and give more ability for Employers and the Fair Work Commission to pass EA’s and EBA’s with more…

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Employers are now gradually winding down their operations in preparation for a (well-deserved) Christmas break. The break gives employers and employees an opportunity to reflect on the year. For some employers, they may encounter a situation where their employees, after reflecting on their employment over the break, decide to look for ‘greener pastures’. Illness might…

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Unfair Dismissal cases have increased this year. Numerous issues have prevailed and as Employment Lawyers we have had to deal with difficult and unique challenges for employers. Cleaning companies have had mixed success during COVID-19 – some companies have been busier than ever.  Others have struggled to continue their contracts. Many have unfortunately been in…

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