Agreement containing opt-out clause approved with undertakings after lengthy approval process An enterprise agreement containing an “opt-out” clause has been approved by a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia, with undertakings to ensure that employees who opt-out will be better off overall than if the relevant modern award applied.
Low range penalty for employer who under-paid employees because of incorrect information The Federal Magistrates’ Court has fined a franchisee employer $46,200 for underpaying 180 employees a total of $104,947 over a period of more than four years.
Employer ordered to reinstate employee who resisted performance management Fair Work Australia has ordered an employer to reinstate an employee who was dismissed after refusing to participate in performance discussions because performance issues were not appropriately identified and conveyed to him.
Item of interest The Federal Magistrates’ Court has handed down its penalty decision in respect of an employer’s dismissal of an employee because of his disability and workers’ compensation claim.
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Who does this affect?
All Australian employers.
What do you need to do?
Review your practices in light of these recent developments.