Teacher unfairly dismissed
Monday, 25 January 2016
A teacher whose employment was terminated for allegedly assisting Year 3 students in a National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test and who was alleged to have referred to a student as a ‘little b-tch’ has successfully...
Medical practice held to be trading corporation
Friday, 15 January 2016
A claim by a former employee whose salary exceeded the maximum under the Industrial Relations Act that he had been denied a contractual benefit required the Commission to decide whether the employer, the Central Wheatbelt Division of General...
A director of a company found not to be an employee
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
A former director was found not to be an employee of a company, M3 Building & Construction Pty Ltd.
The Commission considered the totality of the relationship between the parties. The director was responsible for the construction side...
Primary School Deputy Principal properly demoted
Friday, 17 July 2015
A primary school Deputy Principal has been found to have been properly demoted to Teacher after acting aggressively and inappropriately towards a student umpire, other teachers and parents.
The Deputy Principal got into disputes with a range...
Dispute resolution more important than technicalities
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
The State School Teachers’ Union of WA applied to the Commission for an extension of time to file witness statements even though the Union had twice previously decided not to file witness statements when the time limits for filing approached. ...
Building supervisor’s contractual benefits
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
A building supervisor employed by a residential construction builder has been partly successful in a claim for progress payments on projects he supervised. He claimed that he was owed nearly $72,000 in payments, but the Commission found he...
Implied terms considered by the Commission
Monday, 29 June 2015
The applicant, a restricted legal practitioner at the time, entered into a detailed written contract of employment with a law firm that had an office in Northam. The applicant was employed for less than one month as a resident solicitor.
State Wage Case 2015 Decision and General Order
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
The Commission in Court Session’s decision and General Order in the 2015 State Wage Case can be viewed here.
The State Wage Case is held pursuant to section 50A of the Industrial Relations Act, 1979. This obliges the Commission before 1...