June 17, 2018

More than 750 chemicals have been added to the Hazardous Chemical Information System to update classification information available for manufacturers, importers, suppliers and end users.

The update includes the addition of 755 chemicals and amendments to more than 600 c...

June 15, 2018

Abandonment of employment generally arises where an employee absents themselves from the workplace without consent or notification and there is no reasonable excuse for their absence. Common examples include where an employee does not return to work from an authorised...

June 4, 2018

A recent case of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) provides a useful illustration of how summary dismissals are dealt with under the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code.

The employer summarily dismissed the employee on the basis that he was running a business in competition...

June 4, 2018

The Fair Work Commission has increased the minimum wage by 3.5% to $719.20 a week or $18.93 an hours.

This equates to an increase of $24.30 per week based on a 38 hour-week. The new rates will apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018.

The increase in...

June 1, 2018

In Australia executive remuneration practices and disclosure are regulated by a combination of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) (as amended), the ASX Listing Rules and the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s recommendations .

The focus of remuneration r...

June 1, 2018

An employer has been fined more than $200,000 in the first racial discrimination case litigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

The Federal Circuit Court found that the employer discriminated against two migrant on account of their Malaysian nationality and Chinese de...

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