Fair Work Commission Update

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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Are you ready for this? Changes to modern awards and introduction of Domestic Violence Leave in NES – Fair Work Commission Update

The Fair Work Commission has been busy at it again, in the lead up to the end of the calendar year! In this blog, we will give you an overview of a number of changes which all employers need to be across, including: Inclusion of ‘Casual Conversion’ entitlements in more modern awards (is your award …

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Fair Work Commission Update – Retail Penalty Rates and Updates to Modern Awards

  The Fair Work Commission has recently made decisions that impact on penalty rates payable in the Retail industry, as well as all employers whose employee are covered by Awards. The general Award changes are not significant, relating predominantly to the simplification of language on consultation, dispute resolution and Individual Flexibility Agreements, but important for all …

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Fair Work Commission Update – Domestic Violence Leave & Casual Entitlements

The Fair Work Commission has been busy over the last month, with two major decisions impacting on employers: Domestic Violence Leave for Award-covered employees and a decision regarding the true nature of casual employment (the WorkPac decision). Both these updates again raise the need for employers to stay up to date on decisions by the …

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