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Employer obligations to consult with ‘Award and Agreement free’ employees

A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission’s Deputy President Ian Masson highlighted the exposure employees have who are not covered by an Award or Enterprise Agreement. In July 2020, the Applicant made an unfair dismissal application to the Fair…

Employers warned about social media communication with employees

AMJK Pty Ltd t/a Bloom Bar & Lounge (Employer) dismissed an employee for what they determined to be “unreliability and lack of cooperation” conduct. The employer described the employee as “difficult and demanding” with a “tendency not to turn up…

Working from home – Is the Employer obliged to purchase a desk?

Red Energy Pty Ltd (Employer) encouraged it employees to work from home due to COVID-19. The employer provided their employees with a laptop, headset, adjustable chair, ergonomic assessments and access to an occupational therapist. A customer assist specialist (Employee) stated…