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Fair Work Commission Approves 3.5% Increase to Minimum Wage

The Fair Work Commission has today released its annual wage review for the 2017-2018 financial year.

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Greater Long Service Leave flexibility in Victoria by 1 November 2018

The Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic) has now been passed by parliament, with the new Act set to come into effect by 1 N...

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Long Service Benefits Portability Scheme – What community service employers need to know

The Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018, if it is passed, will have significant implications for the long servic...

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Corrupting benefits laws – what do employers need to know?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has been amended to prohibit “sweetheart deals” between employers and unions by criminalisi...

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Sexual harassment – is your Councillor Code of Conduct up to the task?

The ongoing process arising from the allegations against Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has highlighted the fact that...

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Get it right or pay the penalties – employers put on notice with changes to the Fair Work Act 2009

In the aftermath of the 7-Eleven underpayments scandal, the Fair Work Act 2009 has been amended to better protect worker...

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Unfit for work, but making money elsewhere

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission has upheld the dismissal of a support worker who lied about both her capacity fo...

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Crossing the boundaries: when can employers intervene in personal relationships in the workplace?

Workplace romances have recently been in the spotlight thanks to two highly publicised news stories.

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What’s in a name? It’s the duties, not the title, which determine award coverage.

Employees who earn more than the high income threshold (currently $138,900 per annum) are not eligible to make an unfair...

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Roster Flexibility: Fitting Your Employees into New Care Models

As employers look for ways to implement more fluid work arrangements to respond to consumer demand, the Full Bench of th...