Latest News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 30 March Update

Click the links below to jump to past Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates: 30 March – NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian extends WWCC clearances 30 March – Important Updates to Clerks Award 27 March – Slow-Down v Stoppage: What Are Your Options? 26 March – Changes to NSW Long Service Leave Legislation 26 March – Working from…

Read More

Stressed at Work? There’s Leave for That

blog-image

Most of us are familiar with Work Health Safety requirements. The model laws aim to protect workers from harm by ensuring the safety of employees and reducing the risk of workplace insurance claims. Risk prevention strategies for physical injuries include: “Don’t run in the office. Avoid trip hazards. Bend your knees before you pick up…

Read More

Closures due to catastrophic bushfires

blog-image

As the summer months are getting closer, we are facing raging bushfires that have sadly already taken lives and hundreds of homes. A state of emergency has been declared with some schools, businesses and other services already having closed down, with more to follow given the “catastrophic” conditions forecast for tomorrow. A number of members…

Read More

Are Fair Work claims rising?

blog-image

According to the Fair Work Commission’s annual report unfair dismissals comprise about 45% of all applications. The total number of claims (just under 14,000) is similar to recent years with about 80% being successfully conciliated. The most significant trend is a continuing increase in the number of general protection claims. The number increased by 9%…

Read More