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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…

Penalty rates set to be a battlefield for July 2 election

With a July 2 election now set down, attention in the industrial relations sector has turned to the respective Party’s positions on penalty rates. With the Fair Work Commission closing in on a decision on penalty rates, which most commentators consider will potentially involve a reduction of Sunday penalty rates (usually double time) to the…