Walk Industrial Services Pty Ltd (WIS) are knowledgeable industrial and employee relations practitioners available to advise and represent clients in a variety of industrial and employee relations related matters and situations.
1. There can be a valid reason for a dismissal, but the dismissal can still be found to be harsh, unjust and unreasonable.
2. The Fair Work Commission has recently revisited the extent of an employers obligation to redeploy its workers to an associated entity in the context of determining whether the dismissal constitutes a "genuine redundancy".
See - Stickely v Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd  FWC 2884 (28 April 2015); McDonnell v Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd  FWC 2866 (28 April 2015); Logovik v Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd  FWC 2883 (28 April 2015); Cochrane v Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd  FWC 2885 (28 April 2015).
3 A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission clarified the meaning of "at work". See Bowker & Others v DP World Melbourne, MUA & Others  FWCFB 9227 (19 December 2014)
4. Federal court of Australia has confirmed that provisions contained in the national employment standards (NES) regarding the taking of annual and personal/carers leave on public holidays are concerned only with employees entitlements with such leave arising under NES (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy union v Glendell Mining Pty Limited  FCAFC 35(28 February 2017)
Our services consist of but not limited to:
Advocacy and Representation, Unfair /Unlawful Dismissals, Award and Wages Matters, Workplace Agreements, Consultancy advice, Meeting your Training Needs, and creating Letters of Appointment , Termination etc. and related Human Resources matters.
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