Fair work general protections and contractual rights dissected

The sometimes complex interaction between statutory fair work rights under the Fair Work Act and an employee’s express and implied contractual rights is at the heart of an interesting Federal Court Circuit case delivered on Christmas Eve.A pool supply company sacked its general manager after the directors alleged that he had misconducted himself in the […]

Discretionary bonuses: a workplace right?

Is a promise of a bonus at the discretion of management an entitlement to a bonus?Many employees work in workplaces where there is a bonus scheme available to the workforce or part of the workplace. The value of this to the employer is self evident; it is an incentive to be productive which will benefit […]