In a landmark decision in a case under the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act, Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) restrained an employer from imposing disciplinary sanctions on an employee, (including dismissing the employee), or taking further steps in a disciplinary investigation until the FWC had determined the employee’s anti-bullying application. The case of Lynette Bayly (AB2017/134) involved […]
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A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) recently handed down a decision that will no doubt cause debate amongst employer and employee groups. The case raises the bar somewhat on the question of whether costs are available to parties in matters arising under the Fair Work Act (“FW Act”). The so called “general […]
Michael Doherty chaired an Employment Law Seminar hosted by the University of NSW today. The presenters were four of the most respected identities in employment law and workplace relations; Vice President Joseph Catanzariti of the Fair Work Commission, Danny King, Joydeep Hor and Gareth Jolly. It was a fantastic event attended by a mix of private practice & […]
In a recent speech to the Law Institute of Victoria, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”); Natalie James, provided a rare window into the way in which the FWO operates including providing “tips” on how lawyers and the FWO can work effectively together to avoid “pitfalls” when advising clients regarding matters involving the FWO. The speech […]
Post-Employment Restraint Clause for CFO Knocked Out A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Just Group Ltd v Peck has brought sharply into focus the circumstances in which even though an employer can establish that it has a legitimate interest in protecting its confidential information, a post-employment restraint of trade clauses that is too wide […]
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