Employment Law & Unfair Dismissal

Have you been Unfairly Dismissed?

Unfair Dismissal occurs when an employer has performed an adverse action against an employee. An adverse action can occur when the employee is dismissed from their job in an unjust or unreasonable manner.  There is legislation that employees can rely upon when an adverse action has occurred. Specifically, this legislation is referred to as the […]

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Are you complying with the new minimum wages?

Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review Each year, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) conducts a wage review of minimum and award wages. On 2 June 2023, the FWC handed down its Annual Wage Review 2022–23. In making its decision, the FWC cited the current combination of economic factors including low unemployment, falling “real” wages and

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National Employment Standards (NES)

What are the National Employment Standards? Do they apply to me?   What are the National Employment Standards (NES)? The National Employment Standards or “NES” came into effect on 1 January 2010 and were intended as “safety net” provisions to apply to all National System Employees. There are currently a total of 11 NES or

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Termination by TXT – Navigating Employee Terminations in the Electronic Age

What does the Fair Work Commission have to say about this? Terminating an employee is never easy and can be an uncomfortable experience for both employer and employee. With the rise in the use of technology and working from home arrangements largely required in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns, many employers have taken to using

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Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs)

What are they and why they are important to get right What is a Performance Improvement Plan? A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a document given to an employee outlining deficiencies in their performance and setting out specific goals to address failures and improve any conduct related issues. Getting Them Right & Why it is

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Unfair Dismissal- What is it? How long do I have to bring a claim?

What is an Unfair Dismissal? An unfair dismissal is a dismissal or termination of a person’s employment in circumstances that are harsh, unjust or unreasonable. There are many factors the Fair Work Commission will have regard to in considering whether a termination was harsh, unjust or unreasonable. These include: Whether there was a valid reason

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I want to Quit… How Much Notice do I Need to Give?

What is Notice and How much do I need to give? A notice period is the length of time you must give your employer to bring your employment agreement to an end. Your required notice period will ordinarily be set out in your employment agreement or applicable modern award, industrial instrument, or registered agreement. For

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