Do You Need to Pay Redundancy When You Lose a Client Contract?

Section 119(1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) states that an employee is entitled to be paid redundancy pay by the employer  if the employment is terminated at the employer’s initiative because the employer no longer requires the job done by the employee to be done by anyone, except where this is due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour (the Exception).

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NLRB Finds Ally in Seventh Circuit Regarding Class and Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

NLRB Finds Ally in Seventh Circuit Regarding Class and Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

On May 26, 2016, the Seventh Circuit issued its decision in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation, Case No. 15-2997, holding that an arbitration agreement providing “that covered claims will be arbitrated only on an individual basis” and that employees “waive the right to participate in or receive money or any other relief from any class, collective, or representative proceeding” impinges on employees’ Section 7 rights.

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