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Update: Key Matters for Employers to be aware of in 2018

Employers Beware:  New labour hire licensing laws commenced this month. This month has seen the commencement of Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (‘Act’).  The Act describes its main purpose as being to: (a)          protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services; and (b)          promote the integrity of the labour hire industry.…

Employment Update – January 2018 – Employer’s Beware: Recent changes to Awards starting 1 January 2018 plus changes to Miscellaneous Award interpretation

Changes to various awards From 1 January 2018, a number of changes to casual and part-time entitlements in a number of modern awards have taken effect. Employers who have employees covered by the following awards should review the changes to the awards against their current arrangements: Fast Food Industry Award 2010 General Retail Industry Award…

Court punishes employer for failing to apply casual conversion clause properly

The Federal Court of Australia has fined an employer who refused a employee the opportunity to convert his casual employment to equivalent full-time employment. The employee was a freight handler with a major transport company.  The employee had a right to elect to convert from casual employment to equivalent permanent employment under the both the…