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Vulnerable workers’ Bill passes through Senate

On 4 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017, passed through the Senate, and after approval of its amendments by the House of Representatives, is now awaiting Royal Assent. Upon receiving Royal Assent, most of the changes contained in the Bill will immediately become active provisions of the Fair Work Act…

FWC slams employer for treatment of injured employee

This particular case involved an employee who was required to have an extended unpaid absence from her employment as a cleaner following complicated surgery to her ankle. About four months after the surgery, a representative of the employer had a discussion with the Applicant about her medical condition and her prospects of a return to…

Fair Work Ombudsman’s compliance notice challenged

The FWO has had its first compliance notice judicially challenged, in a recent case in the Federal Circuit Court. The FWO’s compliance notice required a religious body to back pay an employee nearly $78,000 after the FWO determined that the employee was a cook as opposed to an assistant priest, and as such covered by…

Fair Work Ombudsman achieves record fine in underpayment case

The FWO have successfully pursued a regional café and its Director for the exploitation of overseas workers, as well as three other Australian citizen employees, handing down the highest penalty the jurisdiction has seen in relation to the underpayment of workers. The Employer, who failed to appear at either the substantive hearing or the penalty…