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Bradbrook Lawyers is an Adelaide based law firm providing specialist advice in the areas of Workplace Relations and Employment & Safety. We assist our clients to understand their legal risks and provide practical advice which enables them to minimise their legal exposure. We truly believe being proactive about risk is the only way to effectively and efficiently execute smarter business strategies. 

In 2017 Jodie was recognised in the Doyles Guide as one of Adelaide’s leading Employment and WHS lawyers.

The Law Society of South Australia - Gold Alliance Firm The Law Society of South Australia Member

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latest news

Fair Work Commission Casual-Conversion Clause

On 5 July 2017 the Fair Work Commission announced that it will introduce a casual-conversion clause into modern awards.  This clause will allow casual workers to convert to part-time or full-time employment.  The FWC has developed a draft conversion clause which can be utilised if criteria are met.  The conversion can be refused by employers in certain circumstances.  Further submissions on the topics will be heard before the decision is finalised.  When the final decision is published we will provide a further update.

Full Bench Decision

On 4 July 2017 in a landmark decision the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission indicated its preliminary view that all employees should have access to unpaid family and domestic violence leave and that they should be able to access personal leave for the purpose of taking family and domestic violence leave.  The Full Bench declined, to rule that there should be 10 days of paid domestic violence leave as claimed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.  The Commission indicated it would provide opportunities for submissions before issuing its final decision.

South Australian Employment Tribunal Expansion

From 1 July 2017 the South Australian Employment Tribunal had its jurisdiction expanded to include SA employment and industrial disputes, regulation of SA industrial awards, agreements and registers, hear SA WHS related prosecutions and resolve SA equal opportunity and dust disease matters.  See: http://www.saet.sa.gov.au/about-saet-3/saet-expansion/.

Increase to High Income Threshold

With effect from 1 July 2017, the high income threshold for unfair dismissal claims increased to $142,000.