Fair Work’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Fair Work’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The COVID Vaccine rollout has raised a lot of questions for both employers and employees. The Fair Work Ombudsman has endeavoured to answer many of these questions to assist employers and employees understand their rights and obligations. Their advice can be found...
Farmer Penalised by the Fair Work Ombudsman

Farmer Penalised by the Fair Work Ombudsman

A dairy farmer operating in Queensland has been penalised by the Fair Work Ombudsman for delaying back-pay to his employee. The sole trader, Mark Hess who operated the dairy farm was issued with a compliance notice by the Fair Work Ombudsman requiring him to back-pay...
Small Business Hardship Over COVID-19 Lockdowns

Small Business Hardship Over COVID-19 Lockdowns

Small businesses owners are undoubtedly some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the threat of lockdowns in WA looming it is hard for small businesses to find certainty in their operations or finances. Ongoing lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne have...
Factors Contributing To Unfair Dismissal Claims

Factors Contributing To Unfair Dismissal Claims

Approximately only 300 of the 15,000 unfair dismissal applications each year go to a hearing at the Fair Work Commission, so what are the reasons for proceeding? Research has investigated what happens during the conciliation period before a hearing and why so many...
Unfairly Dismissed for Losing Driver’s Licence

Unfairly Dismissed for Losing Driver’s Licence

A train driver who lost his driver’s licence was dismissed by Sydney Trains after being employed for 16 years. The employee lodged an unfair dismissal claim on the basis that the decision was harsh, and the offence was not relevant to his employment. The Case: The...
Employer’s Sick Leave Questions Answered

Employer’s Sick Leave Questions Answered

Winter is in full swing and has bought with it the cold and flu. So what do employers need to do when their employees are too sick to work? Here is everything employers need to know when it comes to sick leave. What is sick leave?  Sick/carer’s leave, also called...

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