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The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations is now Catholic Employment Relations Ltd (CER).  This important and exciting change is just one of many aimed at enabling the CER team to help you more. In the coming months, we will be launching new services and service enhancements. As part of the move to CER, we are…

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NEWS IN BRIEF

March 2021   Planned changes to enterprise agreements abandoned Last month we outlined a number of proposed ER changes on the horizon for 2021, which included plans aimed at simplifying the enterprise agreement making and approval process. The Morrison government has now abandoned plans to allow more scope for enterprise agreements that fail the better…

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Deductions for insufficient notice

March 2021   A notice period is an important time at the end of a person’s employment.  It gives employers time to prepare for the change, including recruiting a replacement or making alternate staffing arrangements.  Employees can use the time to finalise any outstanding matters and prepare a handover. While the Fair Work Act 2009…

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Defective process doesn’t cost the employer

March 2021   An employer has escaped being ordered to reinstate or pay compensation to an employee they dismissed, despite the Fair Work Commission (FWC) finding the handling of the dismissal to be inept and lacking procedural fairness. Instead, the FWC decided that a proper process wouldn’t have changed the outcome after the employee swore…

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