Resources

Cornwall Stodart - Newsletter 2015 March

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter reviewing a discrimination case, Willmott v Woolworths Ltd.

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Fair Work Information Statement

From 1 January 2010, this Fair Work Information Statement is to be provided to all new employees by their employer as soon as possible after the commencement of employment. The Statement provides basic information on matters that will affect your employment

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National Employment Standards Fact Sheet

The NES are set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 and comprise 10 minimum standards of employment. Terms in awards, agreements and employment contracts cannot exclude or provide for an entitlement less than the NES and those that do, have no effect.

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Annual Leave Fact Sheet

Annual leave forms part of the National Employment Standards (NES). As of 1 January 2010, the NES apply to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system, regardless of the applicable industrial instrument or contract of employment.

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Notice of Termination & Redundancy Pay Fact Sheet

The NES establish the minimum period of notice, or payment in lieu of notice, that an employer must give an employee to terminate their employment. The provisions about notice of termination apply to all employees (other than casuals), not just those covered by the national workplace relations system.

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Parental Leave Fact Sheet

The NES establish minimum entitlements to unpaid parental leave and related entitlements, which apply to all employees in Australia.Parental leave provisions include birth-related leave and adoption-related leave, and also recognise same sex de facto relationships.

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Workplace Discrimination Fact Sheet

Unlawful workplace discrimination occurs when an employer takes adverse action against a person who is an employee or prospective employee because of certain attributes.

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Minimum Wages Fact Sheet 2014 Financial Year

The minimum wages received by employees in the national workplace relations system are reviewed by the Fair Work Commission annually, with any adjustments taking effect on 1 July each year.

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Cornwall Stodart Newsletter September 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter considering a watershed decision handed down by the Full Court of the Federal Court on implied contractual terms.

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Fair Work Act - 1 January 2014 Changes

See this article from the Fair Work Ombudsman's Newsletter discussing changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 that start on 1 January 2014 as a result of the amendment laws passed in 2012 and 2013.

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How to Conduct Staff Appraisals

Attached is a presentation we used on a recent webinar for Startup Smart. Please find attached the presentation for your reference

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Cornwall Stodart Newsletter July 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter considering the case of a bullied retail worker awarded almost $600,000 in compensation and a case determined in the South Australian Magistrates Court where the fines imposed for a workplace incident were covered by an insurance policy.

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Cornwall Stodart Newsletter June 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter considering two key decisions in employment law relating to general protections disputes and reasonable management action. In addition, it features an article outlining some of the major changes that take effect on 1 July 2013.

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Cornwall Stodart Alert June 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's Alert regarding The Fair Work Commission's Annual Wage Review decision and proposals for the national minimum wage order. The Commission considered a range of factors in determining that modern award wages should adopt a 2.6 per cent increase.

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How Useful are Psychometric Tests

See the recent article in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald with input from Lisa Spiden on the value of psych tests.

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Cornwall Stodart Newsletter May 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter considering a case of ‘genuine redundancy’ where the employer was required to do more than merely give sound reasons, as well as a case that considers what alternative employment an employer must provide in order to pay a reduced redundancy payment to an employee. Also highlighted are a number of ‘access to justice’ initiatives launched by the Fair Work Commission.

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Cornwall Stodart Newsletter April 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter discussing the three significant areas of legal reform in employment.

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Cornwall Stodart Newsletter March 2013

See Cornwall Stodart's latest newsletter discussing the key legal issues of unpaid work arrangements.

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