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The Federal Circuit Court has recently issued a decision that may change your current multi-hiring practices. In March 2018, the Federal Circuit Court issued a decision which provided a useful analysis on the ability to multi-hire a single employee working in two different jobs under the same industrial instrument (such as an award or an […]

The Fair Work Commission released a statement on 21 March 2018 summarising a series of decisions made between December 2014 and June 2017 modifying the proposed award drafts in ways that will have a significant impact when the review is completed. This EMA Note summarises those decisions under the following headings: • Inconsistencies with the […]

A recent Fair Work Commission decision provides a good example of how an investigation process can become unfocussed and consequently the employer’s decision-making is then flawed.   Good training and education will help employers to manage employees more effectively and to focus investigations on the relevant issues.   A Director of Nursing at an aged care […]

Should periods of authorised leave be counted toward “hours worked” when calculating whether overtime is payable? A recent Fair Work Commission decision confirms that it depends on the wording of the award or enterprise agreement, but there is no general principle that authorised leave counts as “time worked” for this purpose. In Transport Workers’ Union […]