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Changes To Flexible Working Arrangements

Changes To Flexible Working Arrangements

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a ruling relating to flexible working arrangements applicable from 1 December 2018, as part of its push to improve family-friendly provisions in workplaces.While most awards and agreements have had workplace...

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Withholding Money from Final Pays for Inadequate Notice

Withholding Money from Final Pays for Inadequate Notice

Where employees hand in their notice, but do not comply with the notice periods listed in their award or industrial agreement, employers are entitled to withhold some wages in lieu of notice.A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission clarified these...

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Casual To Permanent Conversion – What You Need To Know

Casual To Permanent Conversion – What You Need To Know

After a long-running review of modern award clauses before a full bench of the Fair Work Commission, changes were made to enable regular casual employees to request to be converted to permanent employment from 1 October 2018.This is not a blanket ruling,...

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New Domestic Violence Clauses in Awards from 1 August 2018

New Domestic Violence Clauses in Awards from 1 August 2018

The Fair Work Commission has handed down its decision on Domestic and Family Violence Leave. When do the new provisions kick in? From the first full pay period after 1st August 2018 Who does it apply to? Anyone covered by a modern award including casuals. Who is...

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3.5% Minimum Wage Increase Applies from 1 July 2018

3.5% Minimum Wage Increase Applies from 1 July 2018

As you get ready for the end of financial year, one of the crucial tasks is to check the wage rates that will apply from 1 July. The Fair Work Commission handed down a 3.5% wage rise to minimum wages, effective from the first full pay period on or after 1...

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

The Fair Work Commission recently handed down a ruling relating family and domestic violence leave that will apply to all Australian employees. From later in 2018 a series of provisions will be inserted into all Modern Awards. These provisions will allow...

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Bullying & Sexual Harassment – Is Your Business At Risk?

Bullying & Sexual Harassment – Is Your Business At Risk?

With the recent publicity surrounding the allegations of bullying and sexual harassment against Don Burke and Harvey Weinstein, it is timely for a quick refresher on what you as a business owner needs to do to reduce the risk of similar matters against your business....

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Christmas Closedowns

Christmas Closedowns

Many businesses choose to close over the Christmas / New Year period. This raises a stack of HR questions and implications that need to be considered during November of each year. Your first step should be to check the awards and industrial agreements that cover your...

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