Dismissal and Termination

FWC Rules Early Notice of Contract End as Dismissal: A Wake-Up Call for Employers

FWC Rules Early Notice of Contract End as Dismissal: A Wake-Up Call for Employers

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently issued a pivotal ruling that early notice of non-renewal for a fixed-term contract can indeed be regarded as dismissal. This landmark decision, in the case of Warren George Francis v. Volunteer Marine Rescue Assoc Qld Inc [2024] FWC 978, highlights the critical need for employers to handle contract terminations with heightened diligence and care.

Final Pay and Required Notice

Final Pay and Required Notice

Final Pay Final Pay is what an employer owes an employee upon employment ending. It is an employer’s obligation to pay the employee any: Outstanding wages for hours that the employee has worked;Any penalty rates or allowances that the employee is entitled to in...

Termination of Employment

Termination of Employment

What is it? Termination of employment is when an employee’s employment ceases with an employer, as the employee resigns or they are dismissed. It is critical that termination is handled sensitively within a consistent approach, with employers following Termination...