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Published by Nicola Martin
Nov 3, 2020 in COVID-19

Fair Work Commission confirms it has no power to reduce redundancy pay if source of redundancy entitlement arises from an Award or Enterprise Agreement

In April this year, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) published two contrasting decisions regarding applications by employers to reduce the amount of redundancy pay due to their incapacity to pay. These decisions were the first two of their kind since the COVID-19 pandemic (see our article here for further information). However, the FWC has recently quashed a decision to reduce a $12,000 redundancy payment for an award-covered employee to nil,...
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