The Fair Work Commission has increased the high-income threshold for unfair dismissal applications, meaning more employees are eligible to make claims. As of July 1, 2016 the maximum salary an employee can be paid and still be allowed to make an unfair dismissal application, has increased to $138,900 per annum (from $133,000). The new maximum compensation limit in unfair dismissal cases is now $69,450 (up from last year’s $68,350). Under unfair dismissal laws, an employee who is not covered by a modern award or enterprise agreement and whose annual rate of earnings exceeds the “high income threshold”, is ineligible to claim unfair dismissal. To find out what is and is not included in the threshold, click here.
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