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Author: Joseph Kennedy


What’s causing the surge in unfair dismissal claims during the coronavirus pandemic?

What’s causing the surge of unfair dismissal claims?

In May 2020, Fair Work Commission President, Justice Iain Ross AO revealed that unfair dismissal claims have increased by 60% in April 2020 as compared to April 2019. In this article, we identify three potential factors contributing to the increased unfair dismissal claims.

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ASP Ship Management/RTM Officers Enterprise Agreement Appeal

Hall Payne secures win for maritime officers and marine engineers

Hall Payne secures a great win for members of the Australian Maritime Officers’ Union and the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers in a recent appeal to a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission related to rejection of the Enterprise Agreement.

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What are my JobKeeper entitlements and how much should I get?

The JobKeeper scheme: employee entitlements and employer responsibilities

Although the JobKeeper scheme has been widely heralded, there have also been a number of concerns raised; particularly in relation to potential unscrupulous behaviour by some employers.

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Cathay Pacific v Australian Aircrew Officers Association (AAOA) Fair Work Commission

Great win for Cathay Pacific pilots

We recently acted for the Australian Aircrew Officers Association in an industrial dispute with Cathay Pacific about remuneration for participating in training, which resulted in a great win for the pilots.

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Fair Work Commission principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration

Significant decision in the Fair Work Commission sets out guiding principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) recently handed down a significant decision on the practices of a member of the Commission arbitrating proceedings in which they have previously conciliated.

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run dipg charity raising funds and awareness for the rare brain cancer

The RUN DIPG story

We applaud all the health professionals, scientific researchers, carers and volunteers who work with the sick and injured on a daily basis and this is one story, of many, celebrating the work they do.

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Unreasonable KPI's - what can I do?

My employer has introduced unattainable KPIs. What options do I have?

Sometimes, KPIs are unreasonable and used by employers who seek to subject their staff to unrealistic workloads or to create an artificial reason to take disciplinary action.

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Hall Payne wins reinstatement for labour hire worker in the mining industry

Hall Payne wins reinstatement for labour hire worker in the mining industry

Hall Payne Lawyers has a proud history of working collaboratively with trade unions and their members to achieve exceptional results for Australian workers. Our commitment to fighting for workers’ rights…

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Default “one size fits all” approach to disciplinary action doesn’t work

Default “one size fits all” approach to disciplinary action doesn’t work

After 16 years of impeccable service, a captain’s work life came to a dramatic end after making a mistake due to poor judgement caused by anxiety. His mistake resulted in…

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