When is a settlement not a settlement?

Most people go into conciliation conferences in the Fair Work Commission thinking about the basic outcomes they want, whether it be reinstatement, a resignation, compensation or other non financial outcomes. A practical settlement at a conference often involves the...

Employee wage claim tips

Welcome to 2022 (which we hope will not be 2020 too)!  Underpayment or non payment of wages and entitlements continue to be a significant issue for many employees. The reality is that the authorities do not have the resources to pursue underpaid entitlement claims to...

Queensland worker vaccination update

The Queensland Chief Health Officer (CHO) has in recent weeks issued official directions concerning workplace vaccination requirements in the hospitality and health sectors. Workers in the health sector must have been double vaccinated by 15 December 2021 and those in...