AWL Bulletins

News articles written by Australian Workplace Lawyers for reference and review:

How important is a warning?

How important is a warning? This bulletin outlines the significance of warnings in the disciplinary action scale and potential implications. The bulletin considers the role of the “first and final warning” and the action employees can take to challenge warnings.

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The importance of being casual

The rate of casual employment in Australia has increased markedly over the last decade. This is probably because it is considered “cheaper” to employ casual staff. For several years, industrial commission decisions have backed this trend, holding that it is sufficient...

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Are you up to date with the minimum wage?

Now is a good time to make sure you are meeting (or being paid!) your minimum pay obligations. Minimum wages increased from 1 July 2019 as a result of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to award a minimum wage increase of 3.0%. This means that the federal...

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Employer policies – do as I say, not as I do?

Modern employment agreements often state that employer policies take the form of directives which must be followed by employees but are not binding on the employer and do not form part of the contract, i.e. you have to do as I say but I don’t!  It may seem...

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