Employment and Migration Blog

Tag: Workplace Lawyers

  • New bullying jurisdiction? I can use that!
    Posted by Stephen Booth on 14 Feb 2014
    There’s been a fairly quick take-up of the new Fair Work Commission jurisdiction to deal with applications for “stop bullying” orders that came into effect 1 January 2014. The FWC has reported that it had 44 applications filed in January: less than the 70 per month forecast, but still a tidy number for a summer holiday month. Much remains to be seen about how the FWC applies its triage role in sifting out applications with substance from those without, or which are outside the jurisdiction. The Federal Government will be watching, as Senator Abetz has indicated that he would be seeing how the triage works before deciding on whether to revise the scope of the jurisdiction.