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Closing Loopholes Act - Workplace delegates’ rights provisions act agreement closingloopholes education fair work general protections modernawards nsw qld rights roadworkers tasmania union vic wa workpalcedeterminations workplace delegates Apr 15, 2024

Continuing our Closing Loopholes blog series, today we introduce the amendments made to enhance the rights and protections of workplace delegates. 

 

What is a workplace delegate? 

A person appointed or elected by a union to be a representative for union members working in a...

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Closing Loopholes Act - Changes to Right of Entry act changes closingloopholes fair work healthandsafety nsw nt rightofentry sa tasmania vic wa Mar 26, 2024

Changes to right of entry, to assist health and safety representatives (HSRs)

Effective from - 15 December 2023

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 introduces amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009, enabling officials of registered organisations, without a Fair Work...

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Closing Loopholes Act - Right to Disconnect act changes closingloopholes contact disconnect employee employee rights employer fair work monitor nsw nt outofhours read refuse respond sa tasmania victoria wa Mar 26, 2024

 Calling all Employees! 

Do you ever feel obligated to respond to your Employer's messages out of hours? 

As of the 26th August 2024 (for large business employees) and 26th August 2025 (for small business employees*) employees have the right to refuse contact from their employer if...

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Closing Loopholes Act - Casual Employment Changes (26 Aug) casual conversion closingloopholes employee fair work wages Mar 26, 2024

Welcome to the next update in our Closing Loopholes series!

 

Are you currently a long-term casual employee, but would prefer to work full-time or part-time? Or are you an employer with a predominantly casual workforce?

 

As part of the Australian Government's 'Closing Loopholes'...

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Closing Loopholes Act - Changes Redundancy Provisions australian capital territory changes closingloopholes new south wales northern territory payments redundancy reundancypay small business south australia tasmania victoria western australia Feb 28, 2024

Welcome to the next update in our Closing Loopholes series! 

 

Change 2: Introduction of small business redundancy exemption provisions

Usually, small business (15 employees or less) employers are not required to pay redundancy pay to employees made redundant. Previously, this was also...

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Closing Loopholes Act - Change to DV Protections adverse action australian capital territory changes closingloopholes family and domestic violence new south wales northern territory protected attributes south australia tasmania victoria western australia Feb 26, 2024

Change 1: Protection for employees subject to family and domestic violence

Previously, ‘subjection to family and domestic violence’ was not listed as a protected attribute for employees, meaning employees were not safeguarded from adverse action.

This all changed after the recent...

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