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  1. No bullying risk for re-assigned employee

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission dismissed an application made for an order to stop bullying by finding that relocating an employee to another department in the organisation reduced the risks of any recurrence of alleged bullying. In Issue Whether relocating an...

  2. No breach of duty leads to teacher’s reinstatement

    11 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission has reinstated a teacher after finding that she was unfairly dismissed for providing a chocolate bar to a student with known food allergies during a class birthday celebration. In Issue Was the teacher’s summary dismissal...

  3. New labour hire laws and licencing requirements in Australia

    22 June 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Legislation has recently been passed in Queensland and South Australia that will affect labour hire companies and businesses that use the services of labour hire companies. This legislation will not only affect businesses based in these two States, but it...

  4. Commission’s powers to deal with inconsistencies between Enterprise Agreements and State Legislation

    22 June 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case concerns a dispute arising as a result of conflicting provisions in an Enterprise Agreement and State legislation and the Fair Work Commission's powers to determine its consistency. In Issue Whether the Fair Work Commission has jurisdiction...

  5. High Court confirms power to order personal payment orders for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009

    23 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court has confirmed the ability of the Federal Courts to order an individual who is involved in a contravention the Fair Work Act 2009 to personally pay a pecuniary penalty. In Issue Whether a court has the power to order an individual to...