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Adverse action finding results in $25,500 worth of penalties being imposed

A crane hire company has been ordered to pay $25,500 in penalties after it was found to have taken adverse action against a union delegate who raised complaints about his pay. The employee claimed that he and his colleagues, who were covered by the Company’s enterprise agreement, were entitled to penalty rates in addition to…

ALERT – FWC ANNOUNCES MINIMUM WAGES INCREASE OF 2.4%

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has today determined to increase the National Minimum Wage by 2.4%. In its reading of the decision, the Full Bench noted that there was generally a positive outlook in terms of the Australian economy, and that whilst the increase should not result in ‘inflationary pressure’ or impact…

FWC gives guidance on employees providing backdated medical certificates

In The Maritime Union of Australia v DP World Sydney Limited, the Fair Work Commission considered the ability of the employer to unilaterally reject backdated medical certificates based on the wording of an applicable enterprise agreement. The Union asserted that the term ‘backdated medical certificate’ related to a certificate ‘which had been falsely dated so…