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Redundancy pay – is your offer of redeployment acceptable?

By Lewis Holdway / July 12, 2018 /

A recent decision of the FWC reminds employers of the need to ensure that alternative offers of employment when making an individual redundant are acceptable, and not simply comparable. In the decision of Lange v Zevenbergen, the employer made an application to the FWC to vary redundancy pay, as the employee, Zevenbergen had accepted alternative…

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Free seminar: 3 workplace risks every business can avoid

By Lewis Holdway / September 18, 2017 /

You are invited to a free seminar on “3 workplace risks every business can avoid”. Obtain a practical understanding of the three key risks for employers when managing staff. Ask any employer and they will tell that you that their Number One worry is their staff: finding them, keeping them and contracting with them, paying them…

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Redundancy and Parental Leave: Failure to consult an employee results in Injunction

By Lewis Holdway / August 10, 2017 /

A Failure to Consult by the Employer In a recent case of Lee -v- Mission Australia [2017] FWC 3557, the Fair Work Commission took the rare step of granting an injunction to prevent the employer from making an employee redundant who was on parental leave. This case demonstrates why employers need to ensure they are…

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Redeployment obligations under Genuine Redundancy – Be reasonable.

By Lewis Holdway / February 22, 2017 /

The recent Fair Work Commission Full Bench decision in Skinner v Asciano Services Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 574 has shed new light on what the Tribunal will consider to be a reasonable genuine redundancy. Generally speaking, there is no obligation on an employer to implement or facilitate a swap arrangement between employees whose positions are…

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