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Pandemic Award Flexibility Extended

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8 July 2020 IN BRIEF: Many CCER members have encountered workforce issues as their operations are affected by COVID-19 and the resulting public health orders by State and Federal Governments. The following article discusses extensions to several variations. In light of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has extended…

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Group 1 Pay Schedules Now Updated

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1 July 2020 Following the Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review decision on 19 June 2020, Pay Schedules for Group 1 Awards have now been updated and are available to our members via our website resources. Pay Schedules for the following Group 1 Awards have been updated: Aged Care Award 2010 Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2020 Cemetery Industry…

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First Time in a Decade: Changes to NSW WHS Laws

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2 July 2020 IN BRIEF: On 10 June 2020, the Bill to amend the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (Act) received assent in the NSW Parliament. Following Marie Boland’s review of the harmonised WHS legislation, New South Wales is for the first time in 10 years making changes to its WHS legislation. The Work Health and…

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Reportable Conduct Penalties Now Apply

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2 July 2020 IN BRIEF: Penalties now apply for non-compliance with notification requirements under the reportable conduct scheme. As CCER advised on 11 February, and operative since 1 June 2020, a failure to comply with new reporting timeframes under the reportable conduct scheme can now result in penalties. Subject to certain exemptions after becoming aware…

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