Costs in the Fair Work Commission

Costs in the Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission is a a jurisdiction that is accessible to self-represented litigants. The Fair Work Commission is unlikely to award costs against an unsuccessful applicant in an unfair dismissal application. However, there are still exceptional circumstances where the Commission can order costs against an unsuccessful applicant.

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When is an accountant liable for underpayment of wages by their client?

When is an accountant liable for underpayment of wages by their client?

Accountants providing clients with payroll, accounting and book-keeping advice and services run the risk of being held accessorily liable for the underpayment of workers by their clients. This could expose you or your firm to potential fines and legal charges simply for your involvement in another person’s contravention of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). 

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Significant damages awarded in General Protections claim

On 2 October 2020, the Federal Court of Australia in Roohizadegan v TechnologyOne Limited (No 2) [2020] FCA 1407 awarded close to $5 million in damages and penalties to the successful applicant, by relying on a mixture of breaches under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), breach of contract damages, general law damages and penalties.

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Hiring a CEO for your growing business

Hiring a CEO for your growing business

If you don’t free-up some time to think and execute on the next growth strategy, your business will stall, and maybe even falter. You’re also now failing the ‘hit-by-a-bus’ tests – your business now has an unacceptable key-man risk, and it’s YOU. The solution is to hire a replacement, but where do you start?

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