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Your Staff May No Longer Be Award-Free: Miscellaneous Award Coverage Extended

15 April 2020 Background In 2018 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision that contradicted longstanding advice by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) regarding coverage under the Miscellaneous Award 2010 (the Award). CCER provided advice on that decision at the time which can be accessed here. The decision found the Award captured low…

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RI and PJP School Support Staff Arrangements


8 April 2020 As schools move to a different model of teaching delivery, CCER is receiving enquiries from RI & PJP Schools who are keen to establish the working arrangements that will apply from Term 2. In particular, schools are keen to work out arrangements for support staff, whose roles are more obviously affected in…

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Easter Holiday Pay?

2 April 2020 What do I pay my staff for these public holidays in light of COVID-19? This will depend on whether your employees are still working, on paid leave, on unpaid leave or stood down without pay under section 524 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) as a result of the pandemic:…

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An Easter Message from CCER

31 March 2020 With many people facing a time of great uncertainty as livelihoods are impacted by the current crisis, large parts of our society are in lockdown and strict social distancing measures are in place, this will be an Easter the like of which we have not seen before. There will be no long…

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