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What are reasonable additional hours?

On 6 May, 2022 Justice Katzmann of the Federal Court of Australia handed down her decision in Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union v Dick Stone Pty Ltd (Dick Stone).[1]

The case is of interest for the insights it provides into the operation of an important, but rarely-litigated aspect of the National Employment Standards in the form of the maximum weekly hours provisions in sections 62 to 64 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).

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[1] [2022] FCA 512.


Paul Burns


Shea Wilding

Senior Associate


Employment and Labour

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