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“Maybe I shouldn’t have tweeted that!” Social media misuse in the workplace

By John Tuck (Partner) & Professor Anthony Forsyth (Consultant) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Corrs) Last week, public broadcaster SBS dismissed soccer reporter Scott McIntyre following his posting, late on Anzac Day, of ‘tweets’ considered to be offensive to the SBS audience. Employers should take away three lessons from this incident. First, you must have a… Read More


DISINGENUOUS DISMISSAL FOR SERIOUS MISCONDUCT “QUITE EXTRAORDINARY” The Fair Work Commission has granted an employee’s request for an extension of time in an unfair dismissal dispute after finding that her employer had been disingenuous in dismissing her for serious misconduct after it had advised her that she had not been “fired” and given her an… Read More

In perpetuity no more: FWC Full Bench terminates Aurizon enterprise agreements during bargaining

By Jack de Flamingh (Partner) & Stephen Jenkins-Flint (Lawyer) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Corrs) In a landmark ruling that has realigned the dynamics of bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has terminated 12 expired enterprise agreements during a stalemate in negotiations for their replacement:… Read More

Making news: Employment Case Wrap-up

These important cases have been summarised and included in CCH’s Australian Industrial Law Reports.  The Australian Industrial Law Reports summarise industrial cases from all Australian jurisdictions on a weekly basis with links to the full text judgment provided by Austlii. Not a subscriber? Try a free 4 week subscription to the Australian Industrial law Reports here $3M PAYOUT AS EMPLOYER CONTRACTUALLY BOUND… Read More