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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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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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