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What are my workplace rights during an emergency or natural disaster?

26/10/2022

With parts of Australia battling widespread flooding, some employees may be unable to attend work, or their workplaces may need to close due to safety concerns. If you have been affected, it might be helpful to know what workplace entitlements or arrangements you can access in…

Can conduct outside of work lead to dismissal?

01/09/2022

When employees do the wrong thing at work, it is common for their employer to commence formal disciplinary processes that can lead to dismissal. Workplace misconduct such as dishonesty, theft, violence, sexual harassment, or intoxication is often easy for employers to recognise. It can be seen…

Do service and entitlements roll over if the business you work for changes hands?

25/08/2022

When a business changes hands, employers have limited options when it comes to their employees. They must either end the employment relationship or if the new business owner chooses to offer ongoing employment, a transfer of employment can occur. Either way, the Fair Work Act requires…

Urgent legislative change needed to address unjust outcomes in sham contracting disputes

19/08/2022

The recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in Deliveroo Australia Pty Ltd v Diego Franco [2022] FWCFB 156 has once again highlighted the need for urgent legislative change to address unjust outcomes in sham contracting disputes, particularly within the gig economy.    Mr…

Can employees make a stop bullying application if they resign or are dismissed?

12/08/2022

Bullying in the workplace involves an individual or group subjecting a colleague to repeated unreasonable behaviour, which has the risk of causing damage to the recipient’s health and safety.  When an employee makes a stop bullying application to the Fair Work Commission, the Commission can only…

Can employees challenge a written warning?

27/07/2022

A written warning is a document issued by an employer to an employee indicating that the employee is at risk of dismissal due to unsatisfactory performance or conduct. A warning is often used to support a decision to dismiss and should therefore be treated seriously by…