January 2016

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Month in Review - January 2015

The Australia day aftermath generally signals the return of life to post-holiday normality, and this week in employment law was no exception to that rule. In the often controversial world of Unfair Dismissal at the Fair Work Commission, three cases caught our interest, each of them going the way of the employer.  In McDaid v […]

Swearing at Work

On Monday I had the pleasure of speaking to Ross Greenwood on his program ‘Money News’ on 2GB.  He was discussing the recent Unfair Dismissal case of Horner v Kallis Bros in the Fair Work Commission.  The employee was dismissed for swearing at his supervisor.  The disimissal was ruled to be not unfair, because despite the […]

Parental Leave - the truth about 'double dipping'

The ALP’s Parental leave scheme, enacted by the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth), was the result of a 585 page report from the Productivity Commission.  It was not a perfect policy by anyone’s standards, but it was a measured and considered enactment.   It has brought us a little closer to current international standards in government funded paid parental […]