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Modern Award Review Update

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has been varying existing awards both as a result of the 4-yearly review of modern awards and in response to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Schedule X – Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic CCER previously advised members of the FWC’s 8 April 2020 decision to vary 99…

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Avoid getting caught in the underpayment trap

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7 October 2020 Last month, Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker announced the number of large corporations under investigation for underpayment was putting a significant strain on the Ombudsman’s resources. This follows many high profile corporate underpayment cases over the last few years. You are probably familiar with some of these; household names such as ABC…

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Updated Fair Work Information Statement

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September 2020 In response to a recent decision of the High Court with respect to the accrual and application of personal/carer’s leave for employees working non-standard or variable hours, the Fair Work Ombudsman has released an updated Fair Work Information Statement. This must be provided to new employees before, or as soon as they start…

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What to Say After ‘Are You Ok?’

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September 2020 IN BRIEF: Physical distancing, unexpected changes and unforeseen consequences in 2020 are impacting us all in different ways. As we approach R U Ok? Day on 10 September, we remind workplaces to regularly check in on the mental health and wellbeing of staff by asking ‘Are you ok?’, and following up frequently. We…

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