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News: Casual Penalty Rates to Increase Under SCHADS Award

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30 September 2019: The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) recently handed down its decision on 2 September 2019 which deals with claims to vary the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award). These claims, including the variation of the payment of casual loading in addition to penalty rates and overtime,…

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Bitter taste for chocolate-maker in sick leave decision

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The Full Federal Court has handed down a decision that will have a significant impact on how employers calculate accruals and apply personal/carer’s leave for employees working non-standard or variable hours. In Mondelez v AMWU [2019] FCAFC 138, the Court ruled that all full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 10 working days of personal/carer’s…

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One week as a work experience student at CCER

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To help us prepare for the “real world” outside of school, our year group participated in four days of work experience. My grandma told me about an organisation called CCER and recommended it as an ideal introduction in helping me to decide whether a career in the legal industry was for me. Excited and slightly…

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What to know when employing casual nurses on weekends and public holidays?

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has changed the way casual employees under the Nurses Award 2010 are to be paid when working public holidays, weekends and overtime. Previously there were conflicting interpretations on how penalty loadings under the Nurses Award should be calculated, however the more commonly adopted approach was…

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