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Sep 8
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“All spaghetti and no meatballs”: FWO seeks penalties against a restaurant that deliberately disregarded advice and underpaid employees

It is no secret that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has been cracking down on employers breaching their employment obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act) and exploiting vulnerable workers in order to gain financial and competitive advantage.Indeed, the Federal Government is very close to passing a Bill through Parliament that will not only impose much harsher penalties on employers but will also increase the FWO’s powers to investigate this type of behaviour.For most…See More
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Aug 31
A blog post by Shane Koelmeyer was featured

The one that got away: Correctional services officer reinstated following inmate escape

In a recent decision of the NSW Industrial Relations Commissions (NSW IRC), a senior corrective services officer (the Employee) was reinstated following his dismissal for involvement in an incident which lead to the escape of a maximum security inmate (Collins v Industrial Relations Secretary on behalf of the Department of Justice (Corrective Services NSW) [2017] NSWIRComm 1051).The Employee was part of a three person escort guarding an inmate sent to hospital who claimed to have swallowed…See More
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Jan Terkelsen liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Better safe than sorry – Best practice for dealing with poor performance issues
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A blog post by Shane Koelmeyer was featured

Better safe than sorry – Best practice for dealing with poor performance issues

Here at Workplace Law, we regularly assist clients with unfair dismissal claims, which often involve disputes over performance management processes and meetings.Performance issues can be some of the most difficult for employers to manage and when performance management results in disciplinary action, employers need to be on the front foot to protect their interests and ensure compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).In our experience, preparation is key.The simplest way to minimize…See More
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Katie McLean liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Called out in the Commission: Employee ordered to pay employer’s legal costs
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3 blog posts by Shane Koelmeyer were featured
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Katie McLean liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post “Because I said so …” The causal link between adverse action and workplace rights
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What would you like to share about yourself?
Experienced Workplace Relations Lawyer specialising in representing & advising Employers from small business to international companies.
Workplace Law is a boutique law firm specialising in all aspects of workplace relations in the areas of Industrial Relations, WHS, Change Management & Workers Compensation for Employers
Company website/blog
http://www.workplacelaw.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Industrial Relations, Employee Engagement, WHS, Performance Management, Workers Compensation for Employers
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends

Shane Koelmeyer's Blog

All Eyes on Me: Workplace surveillance

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 17:32 0 Comments

Technology is often used to make the performance of our daily or work tasks easier – however it has become increasingly sophisticated and can now be used to measure and monitor our every move and task.

Recently, financial institution Barclays introduced a new tracking devices system called “OccupEye” underneath employee workstations in the UK. The…

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To join or not to join: Employee found to have bullied co-worker to join union not unfairly dismissed

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 17:04 0 Comments

Bullying complaints can often be difficult to manage and investigate, particularly when they involve allegations about the exercise of a workplace right to join or not join a union.

In King v The Trustee for Bartlett Family Trust T/A Concept Wire Industries [2017] FWC 3867, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered an unfair dismissal…

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“All spaghetti and no meatballs”: FWO seeks penalties against a restaurant that deliberately disregarded advice and underpaid employees

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 16:51 0 Comments

It is no secret that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has been cracking down on employers breaching their employment obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act) and exploiting vulnerable workers in order to gain financial and competitive advantage.

Indeed, the Federal Government is very close to passing a Bill…

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I’ll get my people to call your people: Employee awarded compensation after employer sidesteps representative

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 16:45 0 Comments

Allegations of workplace bullying can present some of the most demanding circumstances that an employer will face in the course of the employment relationship. There is the initial response to consider, an investigation, the possibility of counter allegations and, of course, the potential involvement of lawyers and unions.

The Fair Work Commission…

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