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Recent decision in Western Australia impacts employees’ long service leave entitlements

If your business operates within Western Australia, this MDC Legal article is a must read for you! The Western Australian Industrial Magistrates Court recently made a decision that will have a significant impact on businesses whose employees transfer between its interstate and overseas related entities, as that service will likely count towards long service leave entitlements.

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8 practical performance management tips

“Approaching performance management in a considered way that is clearly communicated and documented… will minimise the risk of claims,” writes the MDC Legal team and MDEB Perth workshop facilitators, “and if claims are made the employer will be better placed to defend them”.

FWC will review abandonment clauses in all modern awards

In Boguslaw Bienias v Iplex Pipelines Australia, a team leader failed to show up to work for a fortnight. During his absence, Iplex attempted to contact the employee by phone, in writing, and even arranged for the police to conduct a welfare check on him. The employee did not respond. As a result of this case’s decision, the FWC announced that it will review abandonment clauses in all modern awards.