A recent case in the Federal Court has found an employer may deduct annual leave from an employee’s accrued annual leave balance where the employee takes leave on a public holiday and they are covered by an Enterprise Agreement affording them more than four weeks paid annual leave.
Borderline personality-disorder and lack of understanding regarding tribunal processes were found to be reasonable explanations for delay
A prospective employer has failed to prevent a prospective employee from advancing a discrimination complaint after the Tribunal found the case was reasonably arguable and the applicant had a reasonable explanation for the delay as he suffered from borderline personality disorder and did not have a sophisticated understanding of the process as he was self-represented.
In situations where Australia Day falls on either a Tuesday or Thursday, businesses typically report high levels of personal leave on the adjacent Monday or Friday.
A recent case in the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales has found that employers have the right to allocate and arrange work for employees and require employees to respond to reasonable directions, even if it disrupts longstanding flexible working arrangements.
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