Do your employees need to let you know that they are expecting?
It is evident that if an employee is pregnant, whether they are employed on a permanent or casual basis, it would be sensible for the employee to discuss their work and leave arrangements with their employer but not required. The discussions would include the whether the employee is entitled to unpaid or paid leave, ensuring that the workplace is safe for the employee, and their rights to flexible work arrangements.
27 MAY 2021
Idameneo back-pays employees over $15 million
In November 2020, Idameneo Pty Ltd (Idameneo) entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman (the Ombudsman), having to back-pay approximately $15.3 million to employees.
Idameneo has delivered management services to its 69 medical centres and 13 GP practices, beneath the brand names of parent company Healius Limited, which includes ‘Primary Health Care’ and ‘Primary Dental’.
27 MAY 2021
Casual Employment Information Statement
Before an employee commences casual employment (or as soon as practicable), employers are required to give all new casual employees a Casual Employment Information Statement (an Information Statement) along with the existing requirement to provide to all new employees the Fair Work Information St
29 APR 2021
Is a breach of COVID-19 policy a valid reason for dismissal?
In the case of Fesshatsyen v Mambourin Enterprises Ltd (2021) FWC 1244, Fesshatsyen (the employee) was a disability support worker for Mountain Enterprises Ltd (the employer). The employer had introduced a workplace procedure due to the rise of COVID-19, requiring that employees’ record their temperature once they entered the workplace.
28 APR 2021
Employee misconduct leading to unfair dismissal
Relevant to many of our members, the Full Bench of the Commission made a number of helpful observations about compliance with the Small Business Dismissal Code and provided a working example of how the Commission will approach deductions to an award of compensation for misconduct in the case of Butterfly Systems Pty Ltd .
19 MAR 2021
Do casual employees’ hours need to be consistent to file unfair dismissal?
The short answer is ‘no’. It all comes down to the meaning of “regular and systematic” employment. A reliable pattern of days worked, numbers of days worked and shift duration is not necessary, says the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.
19 MAR 2021