ER Updates

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The Essence of Casualness

18th September 2018

Casual employment is a convenient and flexible form of employment, or so we thought. A recent Federal court decision awarding annual leave to a supposedly casual Queensland ‘fly in, fly out’ worker underlies the difficulty for employers deciding when, where and how casual employment can…

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave

30th July 2018

A new modern award entitlement to Family and Domestic Violence Leave commences 1 August 2018. An award covered employee will be entitled to 5 days’ unpaid leave each year to deal with family and domestic violence, where it is impractical for the employee to attend to the things that they need to…

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Annual Wage Review Decision 2018

1st June 2018

The Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review Panel announced today the decision to increase the National Minimum Wages and all Modern Award wages by 3.5 per cent commencing 1 July 2018. In addition to the across the board increases to all award wages, the decision delivered today means: National…

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Overtime hours for casuals and part-time employees

8th February 2018

Further to the Fair Work Commission decision last year clarifying the entitlement to overtime payments for part-time and casual employees, as well as minimum hours of work, several awards have now been varied. The awards are: Fast Food Industry Award; Hair and Beauty Industry Award; Hospitality…

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