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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

FWC Rules Against Employer’s Privacy Concerns

Mandates Worker Details Sharing for Protected Action Ballot Key Takeaways 1. Importance of Transparency in PABO: The FWC decision in TWU... Continue reading

CEPU and Official Penalised $27,200 for Unlawful Conduct on Brisbane Construction Site

Key Takeaways The Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing, and Allied Services Union of Australia (CEPU) and one of... Continue reading

FWC decision provides clear direction about the role of the ‘Access period’

A lack of clarity and timeliness in employee communication leads to FWC Rejection Key takeaways Geocon Constructors (ACT) Pty Ltd... 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

Upcoming Overtime and Penalty Rate Changes: A Guide for Professional Employees

Key Takeaways Commencing 16 September 2023, employees covered by the Professional Employees Award 2020 2020 who are paid an annual... Continue reading

What’s the Deal? Getting what you bargain for in an enterprise agreement.

Cawley Hennings, Special Counsel at IRiQ, offers monthly, practical insights into all things industrial. Three months after the bulk of... Continue reading