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ALERT: 31 Awards extensively varied to commence 4 February 2020

Modern awards will be extensively varied in 2020 as the 4-yearly review of awards starts to come to an end. The Fair Work Commission has released the first group of 31 varied awards which will come into effect on 4 February 2020. The changes made include various award specific variations as well as restructuring, technical…

ALERT: Important Upcoming Changes

In this alert we touch on some of the important upcoming changes that you need to be aware of in relation to: Annualised Salaries in Awards Mandatory Whistleblower Policies due 1 January 2020 Award changes Annualised Salaries in Awards – changes coming The Fair Work Commission recently decided that changes will be made to the…

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: The Dawn Of A New “Day” – Recent Full Federal Court Decision Shakes Up the Meaning and Accrual of Personal/Carer’s Leave Entitlements

This month we look at a recent Full Federal Court decision which is likely to have significant impacts on the accrual and taking of personal/carer’s leave. We explain how this decision affects employers and outline the steps you should take to ensure you are managing your employee entitlements correctly. Quick refresher – The entitlement to…

ALERT: What does a Re-elected Coalition Government mean for Employers?

The Federal Election has come and gone with a surprise win for Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition.  In this alert we look at what a re-elected Coalition will mean for employers. CRACK DOWN ON UNDERPAYING EMPLOYEES ‘Wage theft’ is a hot topic and a big focus for the Government and the Fair Work…

UPDATE: Dismissal Round Up & Lessons For Employers

This month we round up some recent dismissal cases that provide valuable lessons for employers when stepping the sometimes perilous path of dismissing an employee. A dismissed employee can often be a disgruntled one, with potential to cause disharmony in the workplace even after they have left. Dismissed employees can bring various claims against former…

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