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EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: The Dawn Of A New “Day” – Recent Full Federal Court Decision Shakes Up the Meaning and Accrual of Personal/Carer’s Leave Entitlements

This month we look at a recent Full Federal Court decision which is likely to have significant impacts on the accrual and taking of personal/carer’s leave. We explain how this decision affects employers and outline the steps you should take to ensure you are managing your employee entitlements correctly. Quick refresher – The entitlement to…

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…

Significant penalty for adverse action claim against cancer victim

The Federal Court of Australia has penalised an employer and its director a total of $41,500 following the finding that the employer had taken adverse action against one its employees. Fair Work Ombudsman v AJR Nominees Pty Ltd & Minniti (No 1) In the substantive matter, the Federal Court heard that the employee, who had…

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