Workplace View

    View Author July 2015
    In this month's edition of Workplace View we:
    • take look at some recent cases where the courts have awarded costs to employers in the Fair Work jurisdiction, in particular a recent Federal Court decision where a university employer and two of its professors were awarded a massive $900,000 (in total) in indemnity costs;
    • introduce a new section to our newsletter, ‘International Spotlight’, where we take a look at some of the more interesting leave perks enjoyed by other jurisdictions around the world;
    • alert you to the increases to visa charges, the unfair dismissal income cap and unfair dismissal compensation limits from 1 July 2015;
    • have included a reminder about the increase to minimum wage rates from 1 July 2015;
    • provide a legislation update on the progress of legislation relevant to employers;
    • report on recent awards received by our Labour and Employment group; 
    • provide details of our upcoming Labour and Employment seminars in Perth and Sydney; and
    • inform you about our new Squire Patton Boggs Employment Law Worldview Webinars, a global series which features the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, United States and France. The first webinar to kick off the series is the United Kingdom at 3pm GMT (11pm AWST) on 30 June 2015.