Rejecting a return-to-work plan may lead to disability discrimination risks, as demonstrated by a recent @VCAT decision where an employer was ordered to pay $45,000 for pain and suffering, along with over $190,000 for lost income and entitlements, reinforcing the growing trend of substantial awards for anti-discrimination law breaches.
As mentioned in our previous post, working remotely has become a hot topic, prompting organisations to carefully navigate requests for flexible arrangements. In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) outlined some factors that may justify denying a working from home (WFH) request.
Time is running out to review your organisation’s fixed term contract arrangements before legislative amendments come into effect. Book a one-hour session with one of our senior lawyers to consider whether your organisation needs to take any further measures before 6 December.
From 6 December 2023, the use of fixed term contracts will be significantly limited. This change is part of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). Read our latest blog on how this may affect you as an employer.
Flexible working arrangements will become part of the Australian workplace norm from 6 June 2023. This is when the flexible work provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 are set to change. Read here for more on how this can impact you as an employer!