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Hospitality Award Varied to Provide Additional Flexibility

Many CCER members are encountering workforce issues as their operations are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting public health orders by State and Federal Governments.  Those members with staff covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 should note that the Award has been temporarily varied to provide employers and employees with greater…

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Long Road Ahead For Gender Equality

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International Women’s day  was an opportune time to acknowledge the significant progress made in recent decades towards gender equality  ̶̶̶̶̶­­­­  particularly in education, health and female participation in the workplace.     In many of today’s economies, women are more educated and employed than ever and in part, we can thank changing social mindsets along…

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Fact Sheets Now Published for NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme

We hope you recall our email of 11 February about the changes to the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme that take effect on 1 March. The Office of the Children’s Guardian has now published ten Fact Sheets about the Scheme on their website.  These provide guidance on matters ranging from identifying reportable allegations to conducting an…

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New Award Rules To Reduce Underpayments

New rules apply to annualised wage arrangements in some awards following the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision on 12 February 2020 to finalise variations to a number of modern awards. See decision here.  The changes are intended to reduce award non-compliance and come in the wake of a series of high-profile underpayment claims including George…

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