Important changes to long service leave in Victoria

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Last week, the Victorian Parliament passed the Long Service Act 2018 (the new LSL law), which will replace the current long service leave legislation in Victoria. Whilst much will remain the same, there are some key points of which employers in Victoria will need to be aware. […]

Controversial conversation in a cafe

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal A café supervisor who was dismissed for calling his manager a ‘racist b****’ has been awarded a to-be-determined amount of compensation by the Fair Work Commission. The case highlights how the particular circumstances in which an action was taken can drastically change the outcome. Coffey v QBar […]

Casual employees to request permanent position after 12 months

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down a decision with respect to the status of casual employees in the retail, fast food, and hair and beauty industries. Casual employees in these industries approaching 12 months service (with an employer) may request to be converted to a permanent employee, and the employer must provide the employee with […]