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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…

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: Are You Complying with the New Whistleblower Laws?

The revamped federal whistleblower laws commenced on 1 July 2019 and they have some teeth. A whistleblower is an insider or a person related to an organisation who reports misconduct or other inappropriate activity that has occurred within the organisation.  Certain legal protections are provided to whistleblowers and the recent changes have significantly expanded and strengthened the…

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