A Full Bench of the FWC has provided clear authority on parties’ obligations to comply with preliminary dispute settlement steps under an enterprise agreement in The Australian Workers’ Union v MC Labour Services Pty Ltd .
The Queensland Parliament has passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Qld), which introduced new industrial manslaughter laws and other amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld).
As WA progresses to adopting its own version of the harmonised WHS legislation, employers in Western Australia will need to prepare for a number of changes in work health and safety laws over the next two years.
Last week, Federal Parliament passed the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017, and also voted down a Labor motion to disallow the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.
In Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd t/a Tasports v Gee  FWCFB 1714 (18 May 2017), a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has clarified the obligations of labour hire employers when dismissing an employee.
The Full Federal Court of Australia has handed down an important decision relating to union right of entry for occupational health and safety purposes, in Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Powell  FCAFC 89.
In SDAEA v Beechworth Bakery Employee Co Pty Ltd t/a Beechworth Bakery  FWCFB 1664, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld the union’s appeal against approval of an enterprise agreement.
On 22 March 2017, the Coalition Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 into Parliament, which seeks to implement a number of key recommendations from the 2015 Trade Unions Royal Commission.
In Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Glendell Mining Pty Limited, the Federal Court of Australia has clarified the interaction of leave entitlements and public holidays under the National Employment Standards.