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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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Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2020

Casual rates of pay under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2020 have been varied by the Fair Work Commission. The new rates are effective from the first full pay period after 1 November 2020. The Pay Schedule for the award is now updated to reflect the changes and you can access them via our Resources…

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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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