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Understanding the New Rules of Casual Employment 2021

15th April 2021

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Cth) which received the Royal Assent on 26 March 2021 establishes a new statutory definition of ‘casual employee’ and ‘regular casual employee’. The statutory definitions describe the nature of casual…

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Merry COVID Christmas 2020

13th December 2020

Merry Christmas and special thanks to each of you that I have worked with in 2020, even if it has been mainly on Zoom. I trust the advice has been timely and helped make your business a better and more successful place to work or at least kept the place going. I look forward to catching up with you…

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Changes to Unpaid Parental Leave

11th December 2020

Several changes have been made to the entitlement to unpaid Parental leave under the National Employment Standards. Firstly, the entitlement to 12 months unpaid Parental leave has been extended to parents that experience the tragedy of a stillbirth as well as 2 days paid compassionate leave on the…

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Workforce Impact of COVID-19 Victorian Stage 4 Restrictions

3rd August 2020

Victorian workplaces, with the exception of various businesses deemed essential services, must close all on-site work activities from midnight Wednesday 5 August 2020. The mandatory 6 week closure has serious ramifications for Victorian employers and their workforce. Under Stage 4 ‘Stay at…

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