Tag Archives: right of entry (Aus)

Australia: Federal Court clarifies right of entry to hold discussions

The Federal Court has clarified that a right of entry to hold discussions with relevant employees under section 484 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) cannot be exercised before or after those employees’ scheduled working hours.1

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Filed under Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils, Jurisdiction: Australia, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks)

Australia: Health and Safety Frequency – June 2017

Welcome to Health and Safety Frequency, where we touch on legal developments in Australian health and safety from the last three months and give you some more personal insights into what we and our clients are up to in the … Continue reading

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Australia: Judicial vs. Arbitral Power – The Limits of the Fair Work Commission’s Jurisdiction

In brief A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has delivered a significant decision which confirms that the FWC does not have jurisdiction to declare rights that already exist under the Fair Work Act.1 This decision is the … Continue reading

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Australia: When must an employer’s premises be available for union meetings?

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has held that union officials have no right to enter employers premises to hold discussions with employees before their shift commences nor after their shift is completed.1 This changes the pre-existing understanding of the relevant … Continue reading

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Filed under Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils, Jurisdiction: Australia