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Full bench to review miscellaneous award

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In 2018 we advised you of a case that had possible implications for employee coverage under the Miscellaneous Award 2010, as a decision had been handed down by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) that contradicted longstanding advice by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The decision found the Award captured low paid/skilled workers not covered by another…

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Increased protection for whistleblowers: What this means for employers

From 1 July 2019, changes to the Corporations Act 2001 will enhance protections for whistleblowers within Australian companies who make disclosures about potential corporate, financial or tax misconduct. What are the new protections for Whistleblowers?  The most notable changes of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2019 (Cth) include: Expansion of the whistleblower…

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Stop the flu from bugging you: Raise Awareness with this Poster Kit

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The colder weather has come to town, which also means the cold and flu season is upon us. Preventing and managing colds and the flu in your workplace can be tricky. Raising awareness and educating staff how they can best protect themselves and their colleagues from picking up winter nasties can reduce the number and…

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Unschooled: Catholic Employer Defeats Union Claim

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In a recent decision, the Federal Court handed down good news for employers, finding that organisations that run schools and other ventures are not required to apply school-based enterprise agreements to employees that do not work in schools. Background As well as running Mater Dei School, Mater Dei also ran a Living Skills Program. The…

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