Category: IRIQ Articles

Navigating the New Right of Entry Laws for Delegates

An Employer’s Guide The recent amendments to the Fair Work Act, enhancing workplace delegates’ right to entry, present opportunities and... Continue reading

FWC President announces new Paid Agents Working Group to tackle lack of regulation

Following the recent FWC decision in Howell v Elite Elevators Corporation Pty Ltd  [2024] FWC 206, the FWC President has... Continue reading

Fair Work Commission Upholds Employer’s Decision on Hybrid Working Arrangement

Key Takeaways In the first decision of its kind, the Fair Work Commission has ruled against a Sydney-based employee seeking... Continue reading

Legal Victory for Network 10: A Closer Look at the Enterprise Agreement

Key Takeaways In a recent landmark legal case, Network 10 Pty Limited achieved a significant victory in a dispute concerning... Continue reading

Procedural Flaws and HR Software Dependency Lead to Unfair Dismissal

Key Takeaways In a recent case that underscores the challenges of overreliance on subscription-based HR software, an occupational therapy business,... Continue reading

Three Award-Winning Questions

Cawley Hennings, Special Counsel at IRiQ, offers monthly, practical insights into all things industrial. With the 2023-24 modern award review... Continue reading

Brownport Almonds Takes Remedial Actions for Employee Underpayments Exceeding $500,000

Key Learnings Brownport Almonds Pty Ltd, a prominent player in the Australian almond growing and processing industry, has undertaken substantial... Continue reading

State Labor Governments Defend Wage Theft Laws in High Court Challenge

Key Takeaways The Macedon Lounge Case  State Labor governments have intervened in a High Court challenge by a Victorian restaurateur... Continue reading

Legal Battle Unfolds as Popular Restaurants in Brisbane Face Allegations of Wage Theft

Key Takeaways In-Depth Account In a recent update, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) initiated legal proceedings against the former operators... Continue reading

Suzy Cheikho v Insurance Australia Group Services Limited

Key Takeaways Facts Breach (a) the Commission is satisfied that the Applicant was protected from unfair dismissal at the time... Continue reading

“Manager” is more than just a title

Key Takeaways Facts Breach Decision A person is protected from unfair dismissal at a time if, at that time:  ... Continue reading