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Updated Unpaid Parental Leave Policy 100days calltoaction changes employees employers fair work flexibility nsw policy qld sa tasmania unpaidparentalleave vic wa May 22, 2024

Updated Unpaid Parental Leave Policy:   

From July 1 2023 the following changes have been implemented to unpaid parental leave: 

  • Employees can take up to 100 days of their 12 month leave entitlement flexibly during the 24 month period after...
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Closing Loopholes Act - Same Job Same Pay act australia changes closingloopholes compensationorders compliance employee enterprise agreement fair work fairness fairworkcommission hosts industry update labourhire nsw nt regulation sa small business tasmania unions vic wages Apr 30, 2024

Closing Loopholes Act - Regulated Labour Hire Arrangement Jurisdiction

Effective from - 15 December 2023

 

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 brings important changes to labour hire arrangements. Now, employees, unions, and host employers can apply to the Fair...

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Closing Loopholes Act - Workplace delegatesā€™ 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 - 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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Closing the Labour Hire Loophole: What's Changing action australian capital territory casual conversion changes employee protection employee rights fair work family and domestic violence hr compliance minimum entitlements modern awards new south wales northern territory queensland regulation south australia tasmania victoria western australia workplace delegates Jan 12, 2024

Following the proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 back in September 2023, it is confirmed the Fair Work Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 is now in force. Approval was granted on 14 December 2023, with further changes due to commence in 2024 and 2025.

What does this mean?

Key...

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Building and Construction: Leave Provisions australian capital territory building & construction employee rights fair work hr compliance leave and entitlements modern awards new south wales northern territory personal leave queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Dec 21, 2023

For those employees covered under the Building and Construction General On-site Award, listen up!!

Employees covered by this Award have slightly different provisions around personal and carer's leave compared to most other Awards, as provided for in the National Employment Standards.

We should...

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Non-disparagement Clauses: Breaches australian capital territory contracts employii news hr compliance industrial action new south wales non-disparagement northern territory queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Dec 21, 2023

So, non-disparagement clauses are commonly used in settlements and deeds of release, but do you know what they mean? Let's discuss!

Firstly, let's define - non-disparagement clauses often restrict an employee in a contract from saying anything negative about the company to another person, this...

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Underpaying Employees: Wage Theft employee rights hr compliance legal action minimum wages new south wales northern territory queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Dec 21, 2023

Earlier this year, a Director of a large national company was found personally liable for wage theft after underpaying roughly 150 employees, although not consciously aware that this was the case - let's look at what happened!

 

So, in 2013, the Director sat down with the Chief...

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Privacy Regulations: Employee Records hr compliance new south wales northern territory policies and procedures privacy & confidentiality south australia tasmania victoria Dec 21, 2023

In the past few months, the Federal Government has proposed significant changes as to how sensitive personal information is collected and used for private sector employees. Under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), public sector employers need to disclose how employee information is stored and what...

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