Articles matching Redundancy


What is reasonable notice when a contract of employment is terminated?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Contracts of employment come to an end on a regular basis either at the direction of the employee or employer. When the contract of employment does come...

I've Been Demoted. Is this a Redundancy?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

In certain circumstances, a demotion at work can constitute a redundancy. A role is redundant when an employer no longer requires that particular job in...

How is redundancy defined in relation to employment law?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

Most readers will have a conception of what the term “redundancy” means in relation to employment matters. However, we here at FindLaw love unwrapping...

Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness

Filed under: Drug Offences, Redundancy, Employment Law

In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission upheld the summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis after a car accident, despite...

Casual service can now count towards calculating notice and redundancy pay entitlements

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

A full bench of the Fair Work Commission has found that that a period of “regular and systematic” casual service with an employer, followed by a transition...

What happens to employee entitlements if their workplace becomes bankrupt or insolvent?

Filed under: Redundancy, Superannuation, Employment Law

When corporations become insolvent or bankrupt, employees generally suffer greatly because not only will they no longer have jobs, but they would also...

Misconduct investigations: our top tips

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Redundancy

Investigating misconduct complaints in the workplace remains a difficult task for employers. However, there have recently been a number of cases in the...

“Reasonable notice” for terminations?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

It is not uncommon to be confronted with a situation where a senior employee has to have their employment contract terminated for reasons other than misconduct....

Redundancy - Process and Payments - Getting it right

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Redundancy

Redundancy is an area that no one likes to think about, let alone manage. However, learning how to carry out a lawful redundancy process will not only...

Government seeks to cap redundancy entitlements in insolvencies

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal, Employment Law

On 4 September 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014 to the House of Representatives (Bill). The Bill is...

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