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Can Employers Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccination?

Can Employers Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccination?

With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out in early 2021 can employers require all employees get a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment? This is a very vexed question because the issue is at the intersection of public health, employer legal requirements,...

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Casual Overtime Clause Updates

Casual Overtime Clause Updates

As part of their four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission considered the overtime provisions relating to casual employees contained in modern awards. The intent was to remove ambiguity in relation to: How casual and overtime loadings...

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Reminder: 1.75% Minimum Wage Increase for Group 2 Awards

Reminder: 1.75% Minimum Wage Increase for Group 2 Awards

A reminder that the 1.75% minimum award increase for the following awards is payable from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 November 2020. Aluminium Industry AwardAnimal Care and Veterinary Services AwardAquaculture Industry AwardArchitects AwardAsphalt...

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Paid Pandemic Leave (Updated)

Paid Pandemic Leave (Updated)

What happens when an employee needs to self-isolate under COVID requirements, but have run out of sick leave or have no sick leave available? What options for leave or financial support are available? COVID has caught most states, the Federal Government and Fair Work...

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Accruing Paid Sick and Carer’s Leave

Accruing Paid Sick and Carer’s Leave

How long is an employees day, and what does that mean when it comes to accruing time for sick and carer’s leave? What seems like a simple question is one that ended up before the High Court of Australia after being hotly contested through the lower courts. The matter...

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Changes to the Parental Leave Pay Scheme from 1 July 2020

Changes to the Parental Leave Pay Scheme from 1 July 2020

The Paid Parental Leave scheme gives government financial support through Centrelink to eligible parents to assist them in caring for their newborn or recently adopted child. Payments are made to the employer by Centrelink, who then pays the employee. Parental Leave...

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New Pandemic Award Provisions

New Pandemic Award Provisions

This week has seen a number of awards undergo variations because of the pandemic. With most variations, additional clauses or schedules have been added to increase flexibility around the taking of leave. Some awards have gone much further, and have included clauses...

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Can An Employer Refuse An Annual Leave Request?

Can An Employer Refuse An Annual Leave Request?

Note: We are not a government agency but a business helping other small businesses. If you are an employee and have a question about your entitlements, please contact the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 who is the government agency that covers employment entitlements...

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