Fair Work Commission news

  • HR’s biggest global challenge: legislation by Sarah Megginson

    How much of your day-to-day role is comprised of getting your head around yet another legislative change?

  • Subclass 457 Visa Reforms – Panel Recommendations and Compliance Measures by

    ​A review of Australia’s subclass 457 visa program for essential temporary skilled worker visas is now complete. Conducted by an independent panel, the review makes 22 key recommendations largely favoured by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and which are seen as positive steps towards a more streamlined visa program. It is expected that a formal government response, including the possible introduction of the necessary legislative changes, will follow in the coming months.

  • Pot-smoking ferry driver fired – again by Sarah Megginson

    A zero-tolerance drug policy and a positive employee drug test constitutes legal ground for dismissal – doesn’t it?

  • Swearing employee’s dismissal ruled fair by Janie Smith

    A worker who called his manager offensive names and used bad language had his application for unfair dismissal rejected by the Fair Work Commission.

  • Company faces court after ignoring FWC order by Janie Smith

    In a landmark case, a Melbourne gym is facing legal action in the Federal Circuit Court after ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to pay compensation to an unfairly dismissed employee.

  • Best practice guide to termination by Human Capital

    Dismissing employees can turn into an HR nightmare if the correct process isn't followed. Workplace Law managing director Athena Koelmeyer shares her best practice tips for successful terminations.

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