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Rapid FWC response crucial in COVID-19 survival strategy: Paper

Australia had less need than other countries to turn to legislation to provide short-term workplace flexibility in response to COVID-19 because of "swift" and "bold" yet self-restrained interventions by the FWC, according to new research.

WFH shift should spur reform of flexibility request rights: Study

The insights gained from the rapid shift to working from home during COVID-19 could lead to the adoption of a "genuine consultation" requirement under the Fair Work Act's "right to request" flexibility that might start "a conversation aimed at reaching a mutually suitable arrangement", according to a new paper by two leading IR academics.

Furlong appointed FWC general manager

Former FWC delegate Murray Furlong has today been appointed general manager of the Commission, replacing Bernadette O'Neill.

Flexible arrangement ultimately untenable for employer: FWC

The FWC has upheld a construction company's dismissal of a receptionist who juggled work with caring for a grandson with special needs, finding the small business was "exceptionally flexible and considerate" but the situation became untenable.


FWC flays AEC over PABO application

The FWC has granted a contested AEC application to extend voting in a protection action ballot after pandemic-related postal delays held up workers' replies, but it has warned the agency to make more effort to comply with the tribunal's processes.

Cobwebbed deal axed despite worker fears

In a decision illustrating the delicate balancing act required of the FWC when considering axing old agreements, a recently-employed worker has succeeding in having a security company's 15-year-old deal scrapped over the loud objections of all but a few of his fellow employees.

"Emphatic" rejection of case no basis for costs: Judge

Coles has failed to win more than $25,000 costs sought against an experienced Indian lawyer who unsuccessfully spent almost two years trying to challenge his sacking from one of its supermarkets while qualifying to practice in Australia.

HR failed to flag obligations to injured worker: FWC

The FWC has awarded compensation to a sacked childcare worker after noting the "disturbing" failure of a company's HR department to inform the chief executive of protections for employees forced to take time off due to illness or injury.

FWC forced to devise workaround to replace lost permit

For the second time in a year, the FWC has assessed the suitability of a CPSU organiser to hold an entry permit after finding it lacked the power to simply replace her stolen one.