Terms hindering part-time employment– s.195 ‘discriminatory term’ – inapplicable to terms that indirectly discriminate – decision set up for Federal Court review   The decision of  Deputy President Gostencnik in Application by Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board [2019] FWC 106 deals with various contentions made (by leave) by the Commonwealth Minister for Jobs and […]

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HR practitioners and in-house counsel will breathe a sigh of relief at the complete replacement of the convoluted and outdated Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) with the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic).  The new legislation is scheduled to come into effect on 1 November 2018.  In the table below, Lauren Townsend (Special Counsel) […]

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Be aware, very aware of THREE implications of that decision for enterprise agreement making Bryan Mueller and Lauren Townsend   The decision of a Full Court of the Federal Court in One Key Workforce Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union [2018] FCAFC 77 delivered in late May has three significant practical implications […]

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By Angus Mackenzie, Lawyer It is broadly accepted that an employer can direct an employee to attend medical examinations and to answer questions as part of workplace investigations, so long as the direction is lawful and reasonable. Indeed, the idea that an employee can refuse to respond to his or her employer’s reasonable requests for information […]

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What Employers Need to Know By Lauren Townsend, Special Counsel The requirements that have to be met to achieve approval of an enterprise agreement from the Fair Work Commission (FWC) are many.  2016 and the early months of 2017 have seen a number of developments in this area, and they have brought into high relief […]

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Wait A Minute Blog Series By Bryan Mueller, Director Workplace Litigation Commission Dispute Settlement: Federal Court Challenges Not Available? Wait a minute: Are you saying that no matter how far wrong the Commission goes in giving an arbitrated decision under enterprise agreement dispute settlement provisions, the Commission’s decision can’t be challenged anywhere? Is that really […]

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On Tuesday 2 February 2016, Bartlett Workplace celebrated the launch of our new premises and training facilities at 41X and officially launched Workplace 360, our interactive platform for HR compliance products and forums dedicated to HR and Workplace professionals. At Bartlett Workplace, we offer a one-stop shop for workplace legal and HR advisory services and […]

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