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Tattoos not necessarily just for players

Considering a dispute involving a Dapto Leagues Club employee’s insistence on wearing a lip ring to work, the Fair Work Commission made some obiter comments about the employer’s dress policy, including that it was ironic a football club was attempting to prevent employees from displaying facial piercings and visible body art when professional footballers were… Read More

Work-related injuries continue to decline in Australia

The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses fell by over 2% in eight years, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The rate of injury fell from 6.4% in 2005–2006 to 4.3% in 2013–2014, according to the ABS statistics, indicating that work-related injuries are continuing to slide. Men had… Read More

No implied right to continued job-share arrangement

  Two part-time job-share employees were unable to convince the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) that they had an implied right to an indefinite job-share arrangement. A Full Bench of WAIRC rejected the argument that the term could be implied by custom and practice.  Background to job-sharing at the employer  The Australian Services Union… Read More

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. Subscribers to this service can access the case digests via the links below. Not a subscriber? Try a free… Read More