Can there be an unfair dismissal at the end of a fixed term contract?

Fixed-term employment contracts are common in many workplaces. Understandably, most employers consider they would be protected from an unfair dismissal claim once the term ends. However, in Saeid Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd t/a Navitas English (‘Navitas’) [2017]...

Coronavirus and what it means for the workplace

As the world enters unprecedented times, various issues have arisen as to the obligations of employers to their employees. This is especially applicable to handling employees’ rights to leave and pay. The purpose of this article is to inform you about workplace...

Employers get ready for modern award changes on 1 March 2020

As part of the four yearly review of modern awards, in July 2019 the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) handed down a decision which will impose new obligations on employers who pay their employees an annual salary under “annualised salary” provisions in modern awards. In...