Author Archives: Tim Davey
February 14, 2019
In a recent decision of the Federal Court, the court dismissed an appeal by a worker claiming overtime, rest relief penalties and meal allowances resulting from the worker’s two part-time jobs with the one employer. In appealing a decision of … read moreComments Off on Two Jobs, One Boss – What could go wrong?
February 6, 2019
A recent media release from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) serves to remind employers that the stakes are now much higher in terms of ensuring compliance with the record keeping requirements of the Fair Work Act (the Act). The FWO … read moreComments Off on Employee Records – Are you at risk?
November 29, 2018
Wearing the hat of an external Workplace Investigator I often find myself thinking, “Oh dear, why do such otherwise dedicated people put themselves in this situation.” Of course, it is easy for me to think this as I am sitting … read moreComments Off on Avoiding Unnecessary Complaints – Being the ‘Grown Up’ at Work
July 2, 2018
I recently had cause to become involved in an enterprise bargaining matter. I say ‘bargaining’, but to be honest, there was not much bargaining involved. A more accurate reflection of the process was that the union offered the employer a … read moreComments Off on Enterprise Bargaining – The Devil is in the Detail
October 30, 2017
I was talking to a friend recently regarding the merits of workplace grievances. I was recounting the tale of an employee, let’s call him Peter, who was dismissed from employment on the basis of a mutual loss of trust and … read moreComments Off on The Value of Workplace Grievances and Investigations