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Fair Work Commission knocks back request in first flexible working arrangements decision

December 1, 2023|

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.

Workplace investigation deemed ‘deeply flawed and lacking rigour’, reinstatement ordered

November 17, 2023|

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) highlights the importance of conducting thorough and fair workplace investigations. In Crook v CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd, the FWC reinstated an employee who had been dismissed for engaging in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature towards a new female trainee, following a flawed investigation.

Fixed term contracts – are you prepared for 6 December? Book in a time now for peace of mind!

November 10, 2023|

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.

Upcoming restrictions to fixed term contracts – what you need to know

August 13, 2023|

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.

Changes to flexible working arrangements come in 6 June 2023 – what do I need to know?

May 30, 2023|

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!

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