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17 Dec
2018

Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Following an earlier Fair Work Commission decision granting unpaid family and domestic violence leave to award covered employees, on and from 12 December, 2018 family and domestic violence leave has been added to the National Employment Standards and now applies to all employees in the Fair Work System, including casuals.

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17 Dec
2018

Higher Penalties Proposed for Sham Contractors

A treasury discussion paper has recommended higher penalties for employers engaging in sham contract arrangements.

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10 Oct
2017

Adverse Action and Family Responsibilities

A finding against an employer has been made on the basis that the Company had thwarted an employee’s progression into a more lucrative role after the employee refused to alter a shift.  The employee had cited family responsibilities and fatigue as the employee’s reasons for doing so. 

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10 Oct
2017

When an Agreement is Binding

In a recent appeal before the Fair Work Commission, the bench found that for there to be a legally-binding agreement between parties, the offer and acceptance between them "precisely correspond”.

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10 Oct
2017

The Value of HR/IR Management

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has again highlighted the need for a Company or entity, small or large, to have access to human resources advice and input.

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10 May
2017

Equal Pay

In Australia, the principle of "equal pay for equal work" was introduced in 1969, yet still, 4 in every 10 women still see the gender pay gap as a key issue.

The pay differential continues to be an issue and is estimated to be roughly 18%.

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