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covid 19

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination survey: Victorian businesses have their say

The Victorian Chamber asked more than 1,500 businesses across all sectors, sizes and regions if mandatory COVID-19 vaccination should be enforced. Here are the results.

16 August 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission says drink-driving incident not grounds for train drivers’ dismissal

A business has been ordered by the Fair Work Commission to reinstate and compensate a long-standing train driver after dismissing him following an out-of-work drink-driving incident.

10 August 2021

workplace relations

Most common and avoidable mistakes made during workplace investigations

Accusations of wrongdoing are common in the workplace. Unfortunately, investigations by managers and HR professionals are bungled just as often.

09 August 2021

policy and advocacy

WorkPac vs Rossato: High Court overturns casual employment decision in historic win for employers

After years of litigation, the High Court of Australia has finally handed down a landmark decision, closing a pathway for casual employees to seek backpay for leave entitlements.

05 August 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission determines dismissal of employee who refused flu vaccine not unreasonable or unlawful

The Fair Work Commission has said the dismissal of a home care employee was not 'unjust or disproportionate’ after refusing to receive a free and mandatory flu vaccination.

04 August 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

Swinburne University is calling on employees to participate in a research survey to understand how employees feel their employers are contributing to a mentally healthy workplace.

30 July 2021

workplace relations

Workplace Relations Updates: Return to the office policies, wage increases and superannuation changes

From an increase to minimum wages, rising superannuation contributions, to return to work policies - here is everything that has changed, and what your business needs to know.

29 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission awards axed mushroom picker with maximum compensation

The Fair Work Comission has ordered a business to pay a former employee nearly $20,000 after they were sacked for failing to return a knife used to harvest mushrooms.

29 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission rejects truck driver’s breathalyser-fail explanation

When a truck driver was sacked after returning a positive blood alcohol reading during a shift, he argued that something other than alcohol had caused the reading.

15 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

The definition of 'serious misconduct' has been amended as part of the Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021, to now include sexual harassment.

12 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission decides whether a Facebook post is serious misconduct

An employees’ behaviour has been labelled “foolish, naïve and ill-judged” after recommending a competing business to a Facebook Group. But is it grounds for dismissal?

05 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $11 million support package to help facilitate mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all residential aged care workers.

02 July 2021

workplace relations

When changes to a casual employee’s roster amounts to dismissal

A bowling alley technician's unfair dismissal claim has been accepted by the Fair Work Commission as his employment was ended when the roster had been altered.

01 July 2021

covid 19

Expansion of fast-tracked visas to help with COVID-19 skills shortages

The Federal Government has announced an expansion of Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List (PMSOL) following a collective advocacy campaign from the business community.

29 June 2021

workplace relations

New wage theft laws in Victoria: Practical recommendations to navigate upcoming changes

While wage theft laws in Victoria are only now coming into force under the Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic) (the “Act”), underpayment of wages cases are not new.

25 June 2021

workplace relations

Sacking justified after inappropriate Facebook posts

The Fair Work Commission (“Commission”) has upheld the dismissal of a finance broker who posted a meme about a colleague despite initially seeking and obtaining permission.

22 June 2021


covid 19

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination survey: Victorian businesses have their say

16 August 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission says drink-driving incident not grounds for train drivers’ dismissal

10 August 2021

workplace relations

Most common and avoidable mistakes made during workplace investigations

09 August 2021

policy and advocacy

WorkPac vs Rossato: High Court overturns casual employment decision in historic win for employers

05 August 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission determines dismissal of employee who refused flu vaccine not unreasonable or unlawful

04 August 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

30 July 2021

workplace relations

Workplace Relations Updates: Return to the office policies, wage increases and superannuation changes

29 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission awards axed mushroom picker with maximum compensation

29 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission rejects truck driver’s breathalyser-fail explanation

15 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

12 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission decides whether a Facebook post is serious misconduct

05 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

02 July 2021

workplace relations

When changes to a casual employee’s roster amounts to dismissal

01 July 2021

covid 19

Expansion of fast-tracked visas to help with COVID-19 skills shortages

29 June 2021

workplace relations

New wage theft laws in Victoria: Practical recommendations to navigate upcoming changes

25 June 2021

workplace relations

Sacking justified after inappropriate Facebook posts

22 June 2021