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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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Managing your workforce during COVID-19

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7 October 2020 Q: How do I manage employee requests to work from home due to COVID-19?  A: CCER has received a number of enquiries about how to manage the workplace during COVID-19, one being whether it is possible to require that employees work from the office and what happens if an employee refuses to. Working…

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Change to Aged Care Award

On 27 July 2020 the FWC issued a decision with regard to the payment of wages on termination clause in the Aged Care Award 2010 (the Award). Previously, employers were obligated to pay all wages and money owed to the employee on the last day of employment. Clause 17.3 of the Award now provides that…

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