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Employment Update – June 2017 – Phasing in the changes to penalty rates

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has released its decision on the transitional arrangements that are to apply to the phasing in of the new penalty rates arising from its decision on 23 February 2017. Affected employers will recall that in that February decision, the Full Bench determined to impose the following changes…

FWO pursues accounting firm for underpayment

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently released a statement confirming that it has commenced legal action against a Victorian accounting firm for its role in underpaying Taiwanese backpackers. The accounting firm provided payroll services to a fast food business and it is alleged that the accounting firm processed wage payments for the Taiwanese workers despite…