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22 Nov
Unfair dismissal claim by Supervisor terminated for indecent exposure has been dismissed

An employee of over 25 years, who was acting in a supervisor role was terminated for serious misconduct after two employees alleged he “unzipped his pants, removed his penis, and shaken or waived his penis” at them 24 March 2017 and repeated the act on 29 March 2017 to two other employees.

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22 Nov
Verbal and physical altercation grounds for summary dismissal

The Fair Work Commission (the “Commission”) has found the summary dismissal of a roofing plumber involving a violent physical and verbal altercation was lawful in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cwth) (“Fair Work Act”).

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22 Nov
Supporting Victoria’s interests in GST distribution

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently appeared before a hearing on the draft report of the Productivity Commission’s Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE) inquiry.

This inquiry is looking at the way that Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue is distributed between the states.

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22 Nov
Working outdoors increases your skin cancer risk

This week Is National Skin Cancer Action week and coupled with the heat and sunny weather experienced across the state recently comes the important reminder of sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all Australians, including workers.

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10 Nov
From the Chief Executive - 7 November 2017

As Victorians close the gate on yet another impressive Melbourne Cup Carnival, many employers will begin to plan and prepare for the festive season.

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09 Nov
Fair Work Commission upholds redundancy on appeal

The Fair Work Commission (the “Commission”) has found a Pest Control Branch Supervisor’s role was genuinely made redundant within the meaning of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cwth) (“Fair Work Act”).

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09 Nov
A new report from Safe Work Australia

A new report from Safe Work Australia emphasises the importance of the effective management of workers’ compensations claims, highlighting particular benefits in relation to psychological injury claims.

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09 Nov
Employee dismissed by text denied a “fair go all round”

The Fair Work Commission has recently determined an employee dismissed via text message was unfairly dismissed.

The employee was dismissed by a specialist tour company (Company) in March 2017, after it alleged the employee was running their own business whilst they were supposed to be working for the Company, something the Company maintained the employee never disclosed.

The Company stated the employee informed them in January 2017 they intended to start a new business. However, the Company formed the view the business was launched in February 2017.

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31 Oct
Victorian Major Projects Conference 2017

In its 8th consecutive year, the Victorian Major Projects Conference continues to be the state’s premiere major projects and infrastructure industry event.

Supported by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce, the Conference attracts over 200 senior-level executives from public and private sectors annually, and features industry experts presenting on some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects.

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27 Oct
From the Chief Executive - 27 October 2017

With Melbourne’s spring events calendar is well underway, we were delighted to learn the smash-hit production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will come to Melbourne following its Broadway run. Once again, Melbourne has secured a major event coup, and will be the only place in the southern hemisphere people can see the show.

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