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 seven days … [Read more...] about Downsizing and lay-off due to covid-19 must be proved as a genuine case of redundancy
Mandating vaccination in the workplace
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 … [Read more...] about Mandating vaccination in the workplace
Changes to Casuals under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) – What You Need to Know
On 27 March 2021, the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 came into effect, amending the operation of casual employment under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act). Summary of Recent Changes Recent changes to the Fair Work Act … [Read more...] about Changes to Casuals under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) – What You Need to Know
Teacher warned, allowed to continue teaching, sacked-was the dismissal unfair?
A teacher was employed by a college on 25 January 2013 to teach maths and chemistry and for some time, was also the head of the musical theatre productions for the school as part of his co-curricular work. Parents complained about theatre teacher hugging students On occasion, during theatrical … [Read more...] about Teacher warned, allowed to continue teaching, sacked-was the dismissal unfair?
Sacked For Refusing Free Flu Vaccine – Dismissal Upheld
Teacher was promoted to Lead Educator A teacher was hired in 2006 by a not-for-profit childcare and early learning centre in Brisbane. The childcare company had 671 childcare centres with 17,500 staff across Australia. The teacher held various roles throughout her employment: Director, Group … [Read more...] about Sacked For Refusing Free Flu Vaccine – Dismissal Upheld
Be Careful What You Post On Facebook – A Swim Instructor’s Unfair Dismissal Claim
Casual employment as swim instructor A swimming school, called Swimmers, in Victoria competed with three other swim schools in their area and they were open at the same time as public schools. The school had hired a 19-year-old swimming instructor on a casual basis sometime in 2017. Although … [Read more...] about Be Careful What You Post On Facebook – A Swim Instructor’s Unfair Dismissal Claim