Our legal updates focus on important employment law and industrial relations issues.

Legal Updates


Date: September 14, 2016
As part of its 4 yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has made some important changes to the annual leave provisions in many modern awards that are currently operating. ISSUE The main changes made by the FWC relate to three central issues in relation to employees covered by a modern award,… > READ MORE

Bullying claims under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

Date: August 2, 2016
The Fair Work Commission has again demonstrated that it will not easily grant orders to stop bullying in response to applications made under the anti-bullying provisions contained in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). ISSUE The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) (part 6-4B) enables the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to make “any order… > READ MORE

Award wages, the national minimum wage and high income threshold increased

Date: July 5, 2016
Minimum pay rates under modern awards and the national minimum wage increased from 1 July 2016.  The high income threshold also increased from 1 July 2016. ISSUE The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) annual wage review decision of Annual Wage Review 2015-16 [2016] FWCFB 3500 is now operative. The high income threshold also increased to $138,900… > READ MORE