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Question Time: Disciplinary Meetings and the Support Person

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2 July 2020 In our new Question Time Series, we answer some of the frequently asked questions received by our Employment Relations Specialists. In this edition we look at the role of a support person in disciplinary meetings. Q: Is an Employer Required to Offer an Employee the Opportunity to have a Support Person in…

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Don’t ‘Set and Forget’ Your Set-Off Clauses

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2 July 2020 IN BRIEF: In the wake of several high-profile underpayment scandals in Australia, modern award entitlements have been under serious scrutiny. Here, we highlight the do’s and don’ts when dealing with ‘over-award’ payments and set-off clauses in employment contacts.  Do you have set-off clauses in your employment contracts with full-time and part-time employees?…

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Increases for Income and Compensation Caps

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2 July 2020 IN BRIEF: From 1 July the income and compensation caps for unfair dismissal claims will increase. The high-income threshold will rise from $148,700 to $153,600. If an employee earns more than this amount and is not covered by a modern award or enterprise agreement, they are excluded from making an unfair dismissal…

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Minimum wage to increase by 1.75% but at different times for different awards

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19 June 2020 The Fair Work Commission Expert Wage Panel has today handed down its decision to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 1.75%. The decision will increase the National Minimum wage to $753.80 per week (an increase of $13) from the first full pay period on…

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