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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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Updated Fair Work Information Statement

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September 2020 In response to a recent decision of the High Court with respect to the accrual and application of personal/carer’s leave for employees working non-standard or variable hours, the Fair Work Ombudsman has released an updated Fair Work Information Statement. This must be provided to new employees before, or as soon as they start…

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What to Say After ‘Are You Ok?’

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September 2020 IN BRIEF: Physical distancing, unexpected changes and unforeseen consequences in 2020 are impacting us all in different ways. As we approach R U Ok? Day on 10 September, we remind workplaces to regularly check in on the mental health and wellbeing of staff by asking ‘Are you ok?’, and following up frequently. We…

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