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Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020 – Extension of Award Flexibility Provisions

February 2021   CCER has previously advised of the flexibility provisions at Schedule I of the Clerks Award which was inserted as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The expiry date for these provisions has been extended on several occasions. On 22 December 2020, the Fair Work Commission issued a decision further extending the operation…

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Flexible Work into 2021

February 2021   For many employers and employees, 2021 is likely to be an experiment in remote and blended work arrangements and getting it right is likely to present challenges for many workplaces. While the public health order requiring employers in NSW to allow their employees to work from home – if reasonably practicable has…

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What’s coming up in 2021

February 2021   Towards the end of 2020, you will no doubt have seen media coverage on the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). The Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 into the Federal Parliament promising to bring substantial reform…

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace

February 2021 No Jab, no work?  With the imminent rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Australia, a question on the minds of many employers is……. Can I direct my staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine?  The simple answer is some employers in certain industries might be able to, and other employers probably cannot. It…

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