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COVID-19 Update: Decision Issued to Retail Award

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6 August 2020 CCER previously advised members¬†that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) had extended variations to most modern awards to provide an entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave and the ability to take annual leave at half pay. These provisions provide additional workplace flexibility to respond to issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. On 27 July…

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Day in the Life: Returning to the Office in the era of COVID

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6 August 2020, IN BRIEF: The past month has seen significant updates to the COVID-sphere, including Victorian lockdowns, extension of the JobKeeper program for six months, as well as variations to the Aged Care, Nurses and Health Professionals Awards to provide for paid Pandemic Leave. The CCER team have also returned to the Sydney office,…

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Update: Fair Work Commission Decision to Provide Paid Pandemic Leave

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28 July 2020 IN BRIEF: Aged Care Award, Nurses Award and Health Professionals Award to be varied for paid Pandemic Leave. The Fair Work Commission decided on Monday that it would introduce paid pandemic leave for employees in the aged care sector covered by the Aged Care Award 2010, the Nurses Award 2010 and the…

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Update: Changes to JobKeeper Scheme

24 July 2020 IN BRIEF: Following a Treasury review and community pressure, the Australian Government has this week announced highly anticipated changes to the JobKeeper scheme. Changes announced on Tuesday include extending the program from the initial end date of 27 September 2020 to run for an additional 6 months until 28 March 2021 and…

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