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My employer has changed my regular hours of work. What are my legal rights?
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My employer has changed my regular hours of work. What are my legal rights?

If an employer is seeking to change your working hours, they must ensure they are acting within the confines of the law. This includes adhering to contractual obligations, engaging in appropriate consultation and ensuring that the change is not a result of any discriminatory reasons.

Should I lodge a General Protections or Unfair Dismissal?
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Should I lodge a General Protections or Unfair Dismissal?

Many unrepresented employees contact the Fair Work Commission assuming that it will give them free legal advice. It does not. It does provide sound information usually about an Unfair Dismissal claim and how to make an Unfair Dismissal claim.

 

Can I accrue annual leave entitlements while receiving worker’s compensation payments?
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Can I accrue annual leave entitlements while receiving worker’s compensation payments?

In short, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) prevents an employee from taking or accruing any leave during a compensation period. Read on for exceptions to this law.

User Guide to the Fair Work Act

This is your best guide to the complex Fair Work Act. It makes navigating the act easy.

Accessing the Law

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Multiple laws will apply to your individual case.

Fair Work Act 2009 - protection and compensation

Find out how this Act influences your case.

Dealing with misleading conduct by your employer

The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 limits the way employers can conduct themselves.

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