Month: May 2019

NEWSFLASH: National Minimum Wage increases by 3%

Fair Work Decides Yesterday, the Fair Work Commission handed down its Annual Wage Review 2018-19 decision, for Australian employees whose wage is determined by the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and Modern Awards.  The upshot is that employees whose wages are determined by the National Minimum Wage (eg. Award-free employees covered by the National Employment Standards) or …

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Trust It, Use It, Prove It – New law requires employers to disprove underpayment allegations

Loophole closed Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) have closed a loophole used by employers in underpayment proceedings against the FWO. Previously, employers were able to avoid litigation with via a loophole where due to their lack of record keeping, the FWO could not present sufficient evidence in court to prove underpayments …

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