Disrupt Radio Interview


On Monday 17 July, Trent Hancock was on Disrupt Radio’s Moolah with George McEncroe, discussing the ongoing debate between employers and employees over remote work arrangements. Listen to what he had to say.  

Four prohibited reasons your employer cannot take adverse action against you for


The general protections provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) protect the rights of Australian employees at work. These laws prohibit your employer from taking adverse action against you, such as dismissing you from your employment, for certain reasons. Employees who experience harmful or adverse…

When do reasonable additional hours become unreasonable?


For most full-time Australian workers, a 38-hour work week is the standard, but in reality, many professions and industries require employees to work more than this. You might have noticed a clause in your employment contract that states your employer can require you to work ‘reasonable…

Changes to flexible working requests – what employees need to know


As of 6 June 2023, changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) will provide employees with an opportunity to contest an employer’s refusal of a flexible working arrangement request. Under the new provisions, employers must consider and make a reasonable response to flexible work requests…

Australia’s minimum wage is increasing


The Annual Wage Review is in, and Australia’s minimum wage workers are set to receive a 5.75% increase from 1 July 2023. The Fair Work Commission considered inflationary pressures on households, the gender pay gap and low unemployment rates when reaching their decision.

Laws strengthened to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace


Amendments to The Fair Work Act as a result of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill have expanded the Fair Work Commission’s powers to address sexual harassment disputes. The new provisions, which came into effect on 6 March 2023, enable employees to apply to the Fair…