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Defective process doesn’t cost the employer

An employer has escaped being ordered to reinstate or pay compensation to an employee they dismissed, despite the Fair Work Commission (FWC) finding the handling of the dismissal to be inept and lacking procedural fairness. Instead, the FWC decided that a proper process wouldn’t have changed the outcome after the employee swore at, threatened and…

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Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020 – Extension of Award Flexibility Provisions

February 2021   CCER has previously advised of the flexibility provisions at Schedule I of the Clerks Award which was inserted as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The expiry date for these provisions has been extended on several occasions. On 22 December 2020, the Fair Work Commission issued a decision further extending the operation…

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Flexible Work into 2021

February 2021   For many employers and employees, 2021 is likely to be an experiment in remote and blended work arrangements and getting it right is likely to present challenges for many workplaces. While the public health order requiring employers in NSW to allow their employees to work from home – if reasonably practicable has…

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What’s coming up in 2021

February 2021   Towards the end of 2020, you will no doubt have seen media coverage on the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). The Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 into the Federal Parliament promising to bring substantial reform…

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