Increase to the National Minimum Wage

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down the 2020 Annual Wage Review decision, granting a 1.75% increase to the national…

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SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2011 IN NEW SOUTH WALES

The New South Wales Parliament has passed significant changes to the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). The Work…

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JUST IN: Full Federal Court Confirms Entitlements for ‘Casual’ Employees

WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 The Australian Government is flagging the possibility of making further legislative changes in…

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COVIDSafe app: Can I make my employees download it?

The Australian Government has developed the COVIDSafe app to assist in tracking potential exposure to, and reduce the spread of, COVID-19…

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HISTORIC ‘JOBKEEPER’ WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME PASSED BY PARLIAMENT

Both Houses of the Australian Parliament sat late into the night yesterday to debate the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures…

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SUBMISSION SOUGHT ON NEW PANDEMIC LEAVE PROVISIONS

A full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has on its own initiative proposed two separate potential versions of changes…

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COVID-19 CHANGES TO LONG SERVICE LEAVE IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Last week, the NSW Parliament made a number of amendments to various Acts in order to better regulate for the COVID-19…

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JOBKEEPER PAYMENTS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

The announcement of the $130 billion JobKeeper package by the Australian Government on 30 March 2020 has offered employers a lifeline to sustain their…

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