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COVID will not be the grinch that stole Christmas

4 December 2020 There is no question that Australia is blessed compared to much of the world. While many countries are facing tightening restrictions in the lead up to Christmas, the restrictions in NSW are easing even further from Monday 7 December. With singing and dancing now permitted, our work Christmas events are likely to…

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Modern Award Update

2 November 2020 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 decision to vary 99 modern…

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$5 million Adverse Action payout

An employer who dismissed a manager who had complained of bullying has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay over $5 million in damages, fines and compensation. Background Mr R was employed as a senior executive for a publicly listed software company. His job was initially State Manager for Victoria, with a gross income,…

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Minimum rates of pay in certain modern awards increase from 1 November

2 November 2020 Pay Schedules for Group 2 Awards are now updated with rates effective from 1 November 2020. You can access them via our Resources page Employers covered by a Group 2 modern award should review their current pay arrangements to ensure that, from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020, any…

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