Major court and tribunal decisions in Australia in 2016

Carolyn Sutherland, Joellen Riley

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This annual survey of the more significant tribunal and court decisions in Australia in 2016 covers recent developments in the relatively new Fair Work jurisdiction to adjudicate complaints of workplace bullying, practices and processes in enterprise bargaining, some observations on the evolution of standards of civil discourse in industrial negotiations, and clarification of when employers will be held responsible for employees who commit crimes at work. It concludes with a brief note on a recent UK development, making Uber responsible for meeting minimum wage and working time regulations in respect of rideshare drivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-353
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Adverse action
  • enterprise agreements
  • Fair Work Act
  • labour law
  • rideshare
  • vicarous liability
  • workplace bullying

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