On 6 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018 (Bill) passed both Houses of Parliament. The Bill will come into effect on a date to be announced.
The Federal Court of Australia has held that a global payments management company engaged in adverse action against a client executive “because of” his mental disability, when it dismissed him for reasons that included “serious concerns about [his] capacity to return to work” whilst he was on sick leave for work stress and depression.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has held that an account manager was entitled to overtime and weekend penalty rates despite being paid an annualised salary that exceeded the corresponding minimum rate of pay prescribed under the relevant Modern Award.
A Federal Court Judge has stated that the provision of a minimum period of notice under section 117 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) does not proscribe the implication of a term of reasonable notice into a contract of employment, responding to recent decisions to the contrary.
Date: 1pm to 1.30pm, 28 November 2018
- the impact of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace;
- the relevant legislation you need to know and how to minimise the prospects of being found liable;
- the courts and tribunals which enforce harassment, discrimination and bullying laws;
- the key differences between direct and indirect discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation; and
- why good workplace policies are so important.
Date and time:
November 28, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEDT)
Date: 1pm to 1.30pm, 7 November 2018
- post-employment restraint provisions;
- the steps employers can take when former employees begin working with or for competitors in breach of restraint provisions; and
- how employers can protect confidential information and company property when an employee leaves.
Date and time:
November 7, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm (AEDT)
The Full Court of the Federal Court has unanimously ruled that casuals, who are employed on a “regular and predictable” and “continuous” basis, are entitled to annual leave under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). This was despite true casual rates incorporating a loading to compensate for non-receipt of annual leave under the Act
Date: Wednesday 3 October 2018 – 1pm to 1:30pm AEST
Do you really need to give three written warnings before you can fire someone? Ever thought you can only ask for a medical certificate when an employee has been away for at least two consecutive days? Think all employees are subject to a ‘3 month probationary period’? These are just some of the common HR myths we will bust in this 30 minute webinar.
Date and time:
October 3, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEDT)
The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) passed through New South Wales Parliament on 21 June 2018 and will commence at a date to be announced
From 1 August 2018 onwards, employees covered by an industry or occupation-based Modern Award will be entitled to five days of unpaid “family and domestic violence leave” per year