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Applicant was not a native English speaker A weigher/labeller for a fresh goods company was hired in April 2013 and became a permanent full-time employee in November 2013. The weigher/labeller was born in Ethiopia and English was his second language. He worked 38 hours per week and his gross pay... Read More
Enterprise agreement allowing for demotion as penalty for misconduct A Shift Manager for a train transport company had been employed for over 30 years. His latest classification was RC6 Level E and his gross annual pay was $141, 442. The enterprise agreement allowed for the train company to demote a... Read More
Legal supervision a requirement for the legal profession A lawyer graduated in September 2018 and was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in December 2018. He was a restricted legal practitioner because he had not yet completed the legal supervision requirement. Legal supervision does not always require employment at a... Read More
Probationary employee enquires about delayed pay A senior operator/manager had been working for 5 weeks but she had not been paid her wages despite her employment contract providing that she will be paid on a fortnightly basis. She also asked for a payslip. She was provided with a Jobs Victoria... Read More
Conflict between new manager and staff A sales assistant at a jewellery store had been promoted to the role of supervisor on February 2018. There had been no store manager until March 2020. Conflict began to arise between the store manager and the three members of the staff, particularly with... Read More
Exceptional circumstances: When a late application for unjust dismissal can still be heard by the Fair Work Commission
Deactivated Email A mine worker was hired in 2012. He had an old email address that he had later deactivated. He informed the Human Resources department of the mining company he worked for that he had deactivated the old email address and was using a new one. All correspondence between... Read More
Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown forced cessation of operations A small restaurant and bar had employed a chef for 15 years. When the Covid-19 pandemic occurred and the state enforced a lockdown, the restaurant/bar ceased operations. The bulk of their customers were office workers around their area but when employees began... Read More
Mushroom picker for 15 years A mushroom picker had been employed on a full-time basis for 15 years. She received $19.49 per hour which was less than what she should have received under the Horticulture Award that entitled her to an hourly pay rate of $19.84. Not a small... Read More
Employment history Two bacon operators worked on a production line. Operator #1 was hired on 15 October 2009 and had been working at that same factory for 11 years while Operator #2 had been working for 5 years. Their duty was to take piles of bacon from a conveyor belt,... Read More
Finance Broker’s role The finance broker was hired on February 2013. He helped clients organise their assets, apply for and settle loans through banks and he dealt with clients through phone or email. His work performance depended on the number of loans he generated for the finance company. In 2017,... Read More
Employment by labour hire company on a job-share scheme A 64-year-old Coal Mine Operator was deployed by a labour hire company at an open cut coal mine in central Queensland. The operator lived in New South Wales and he operated a Haul Truck on two “swings” which meant he worked... Read More
The question of whether or not employers can mandate that their employees be vaccinated, has been the subject of a number of recent decisions by the Fair Work Commission, and is of increasing relevance as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care... Read More