Author Archives: Pendlebury Workplace Law

About Pendlebury Workplace Law

Brooke is a specialist workplace relations lawyer practising in the Sydney CBD. Brooke has developed a practice over many years that deals extensively with bullying, harassment, and discrimination issues within the workplace. Brooke also provides workplace training and is a trained workplace mediator, and conducts independent workplace investigations.

Largest ever Court Imposed Fine for Breaching 457 Visa Sponsorship Obligations

Five weeks after ordering Darwin-based Choong Enterprises to pay the largest-ever court-imposed fine for breaching 457 visa sponsorship obligations, the Federal Court has directed the Company to backpay 7 of the Filipino workers involved, totalling more than $100,000. Justice Mansfield … Continue reading

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Fair Work Commission – “bullying” was reasonable management action and rejected a long-serving employee’s bullying claim.

The Fair Work Commission said, “bullying” was reasonable management action, and has rejected a long-serving employee’s bullying claim.  The Commission accepted that the employer, Salvation Army Employment Plus, took reasonable management action when it performance-managed its employee after she resisted changes to workplace practices. Commissioner … Continue reading

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The Fair Work Commission has knocked back a ‘trust and confidence’ submission made by an employer.

The Fair Work Commission has knocked back a ‘trust and confidence’ submission made by an employer. The Fair Work Commission reinstated a portable toilet delivery driver who’s employment was terminated with Coates Hire Operations Pty Limited for a safety breach.  The Commission rejected … Continue reading

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Get ready for 2.5% wage increase – Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages.  The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2015. The increase only applies to employees that get their pay rates … Continue reading

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Coles Supermarkets set to deliver 3% annual pay increases nationally in enterprise agreement

For the first time, Coles Supermarkets has included all non-salaried employees in its new national enterprise agreement, which will deliver 3% annual pay increases to more than 75,000 workers. SDA national secretary Gerard Dwyer has said the union is “very pleased” with the … Continue reading

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Age discrimination in the workplace – 2015

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A national survey by the Human Rights Commission has found that 1/3 of older job seekers abandoned their efforts after they experienced age discrimination. The first national survey to assess the working experience…

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Age discrimination in the workplace – 2015

A national survey by the Human Rights Commission has found that 1/3 of older job seekers abandoned their efforts after they experienced age discrimination. The first national survey to assess the working experience of older Australians found that 1/4 of … Continue reading

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