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Common Sense Prevails in High Court Decision

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13 August 2020 IN BRIEF: Today the High Court overturned the 2019 Mondelez decision which impacted the accrual and application of personal/carer’s leave for employees working non-standard or variable hours. The High Court of Australia has granted the appeals by Mondelez International and the Australian Government against the decision of the Federal Court in the Mondelez…

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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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