FWC reports increase in number of claims

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has released its annual report for 2013–14 announcing a slight increase in the number of applications received from last financial year.

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No implied term of mutual trust and confidence in employment contracts: Implications for employers

The High Court of Australia (High Court) has determined that employment contracts in Australia do not contain an implied term of mutual trust and confidence imposing an obligation on employers to treat their employees fairly or reasonably.

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Changes to employment may trigger a constructive dismissal claim

Employers need to take care when making changes to an employee’s contract of employment as it may give rise to allegations of constructive dismissal.

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How to spot a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim

14 August 2014

Despite a steady decrease each year since 2010-11 in the number of workplace prosecutions for fraudulent WorkCover claims in Queensland, claims continue, costing the insurer and employers significant amounts of money.  Worker’s compensation fraud is when a person dishonestly obtains a payment or other benefit under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (the Act).

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Enterprise agreements – considerations for employers

Anyone who has been through the enterprise bargaining process will appreciate just how onerous the procedural steps and mandatory requirements set out in Part 2-4 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) can be.

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Why employers must follow process

Employers appearing at the Fair Work Commission may be shocked when the unfair dismissal claim against them is upheld despite the dismissal being for a valid reason.

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