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Jul29
No evidence, no automatic right to compassionate leave

The adverse action claim of a freight company employee who was sacked after failing to substantiate a request for compassionate leave has been thrown out by the Federal Circuit Court.

Following the death of her grandfather on 1 May 2015, the employee requested compassionate leave to attend a private memorial service on 19 June. When the employer asked for evidence, she provided the death notice from the newspaper six weeks earlier. As this did not include the date of the memorial service the employer asked for more suitable evidence.

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Jul20
Survey shows drop in business confidence over federal election

Business sentiment regarding Australia’s economy dropped during one of Australia’s longest-ever federal election campaigns, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s latest Survey of Business Trends and Prospects has revealed.

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Latest Blog Article

Jul21
Training eyes to the north star

Making sure the relevant stakeholders are clear about organisational goals and engaged from the outset of an enterprise bargaining process is paramount, writes acting workplace relations general manager Richard Williams. Below, Richard outlines the benefits of clear-cut goals when it comes to the enterprise bargaining process.

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