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

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

Fair Work Ombudsman Takes Legal Action Against Bakers Delight Franchisor for Extensive Underpayments

Key Takeaways This month, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has announced that it has commenced significant legal proceedings against Bakers... Continue reading

Elevating Corporate Compliance: Strategic Payroll Investments Ensuring Business Operate Within Their Legal Requirements

Key Takeaways: In a noteworthy address to the Australian Labour Law Association, esteemed Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Sandra Parker, presented... Continue reading

CFMEU Grilled over Unauthorised Entry

Key Takeaways Facts Breach A permit holder exercising or seeking to exercise rights by this act must not intentionally hinder... Continue reading

An Unprecedented Leap: 8.6% Wage Rise Set to Reshape Australia’s Pay Landscape

The Fair Work Commission (FWC)’s expert panel recently sanctioned a 5.75% increase in all award rates and a noteworthy 8.6%... Continue reading

Important Updates: Superannuation Guarantee Increase and Abolition of the $450 Threshold for Businesses

As we approach the commencement of the new financial year, it is of utmost importance for businesses that employ staff... Continue reading

Bunnings: Advancing Work-Life Integration or Trimming Award Protections?

There’s a buzz resonating through the corridors of Australia’s labour market, originating from the home improvement retailer, Bunnings. Bunnings recently... Continue reading