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Reality Check – who is a ‘worker’?

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A recent decision by the NSW Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) found that a Channel 7 reality TV contestant was a ‘worker’, and therefore entitled to worker’s compensation payments for a psychological injury she sustained on the show. Recent decisions like this prove that working out if someone is a ‘worker’ for the purpose of determining…

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CCER’s checklist for a successful and safe Christmas party

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As the ‘silly season’ gets into full swing, now is the time for employers to remind themselves of their work Christmas party obligations. Whilst an ideal time for everyone to celebrate and wind down, employers need to ensure workers understand what behaviour and conduct is acceptable, and what the repercussions could be if these standards…

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Find Out About Paid Leave For Dads

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CCER recently welcomed a new addition to its family. Welcome to the world baby Mateo Segarra! New Dad, Administration Officer José, said that “taking time off when Mateo was born was great. It allowed me to spend those first crucial days bonding with my son. It was amazing to see how much he changed in…

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What to know when employing casual nurses on weekends and public holidays?

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has changed the way casual employees under the Nurses Award 2010 are to be paid when working public holidays, weekends and overtime. Previously there were conflicting interpretations on how penalty loadings under the Nurses Award should be calculated, however the more commonly adopted approach was…

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