A number of recent decisions demonstrate the kind of errors in the agreement-making process that the Fair Work Commission is willing to overlook as purely ‘minor procedural or technical’ when approving enterprise agreements.
A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission has confirmed that an order suspending specific protected industrial action will pause the time period within which all industrial action approved by a protected action ballot must commence.
The Full Federal Court has confirmed the essential criteria of casual employment, finding that an employee who was described as a casual but worked a regular roster set a year in advance was a permanent employee.
On 20 June 2018, the Victorian Parliament passed legislation implementing labour hire licensing requirements, making Victoria the third state to do so following the introduction of similar laws in Queensland and South Australia.
In recent years, some employers have utilised the capacity to make an enterprise agreement with a small group of employees, but with a coverage clause that enables the agreement to apply to broader groups of workers in future.