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No horsing around – jockeys not deemed employees of Racing Queensland Board or Scone Race Club for superannuation purposes
The Federal Court considered whether jockeys were deemed to be employees for the purposes of superannuation obligations.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
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Do I have to pay compulsory superannuation on overtime amounts?
Employers should review their compulsory superannuation contributions on overtime to identify any potential risks.
Australia
7 Jul 2019
3
Fair Work Commission announces increase to national minimum wage
From 1 July 2019, all minimum pay rates in all modern awards as well as the national minimum wage will increase by 3%.
Australia
30 May 2019
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Directors found personally liable for $1.1 million in underpayments
The two directors, blind to the fact that employees were not being paid their entitlements, were found personally liable.
Australia
30 May 2019
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Corrective Services officer fails in claim relating to unprovoked prisoner assault – Corbin v State of Queensland (Queensland Corrective Services) [2019] QSC 110
This case highlights difficulties in proving that these assaults are reasonably foreseeable and preventable by employers.
Australia
24 May 2019
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Overtime for casuals and Federal Budget update
Casual employees in horticulture will be paid overtime and agriculture programs receive additional funding in the Budget.
Australia
16 Apr 2019
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What the 2019-2020 Federal Budget means for industrial relations
Many of the Budget measures are in response to the recommendations in the Report of the Migrant Workers' Taskforce.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
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Employee who failed to disclose criminal history unfairly dismissed
Employers should carefully consider if an employee's criminal history is relevant to inherent requirements of the role.
Australia
15 Feb 2019
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Employer liable for dismissal of store supervisor during probationary period under General Protections Provisions
An employer was ordered to pay compensation to a store supervisor after she was dismissed during her probationary period.
Australia
15 Feb 2019
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Belindas top five tips for conducting an internal workplace investigation
Before embarking on any internal investigation, we recommend that an employer should consider these five top tips.
Australia
15 Feb 2019
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Important changes affecting casual employees have come into effect
This regulation protects employers from casual employees 'double dipping', by a casual loading plus permanent benefits.
Australia
7 Jan 2019
12
Five days unpaid family and domestic violence leave to be inserted into the National Employment Standards
On 6 December 2018, the Federal Government passed the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018.
Australia
20 Dec 2018
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Federal Government announces casual employee amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
New FWA regulations and legislation address 'double dipping' claims by casual employees and casual conversion rights.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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Harvest Inquiry Report by Fair Work Ombudsman finds widespread non-compliance in horticulture
Report provides a timely reminder to employers in the agriculture industry to review their practices in relation to employees.
Australia
5 Dec 2018
15
Changes in modern awards affect how employers discuss and refuse flexible work requests
The proposed model work flexibility clause aims to supplement, rather than to replace, employers' current obligations.
Australia
25 Oct 2018
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Federal Government added as a party to Federal Court casual test case
This announcement follows vocal concerns from employers that workers may be able to 'double dip' on their entitlements.
Australia
19 Oct 2018
17
Changes to agribusiness awards
Article outlines recent changes to the Horticulture Award 2010, Pastoral Award 2010 and Poultry Processing Award 2010.
Australia
10 Oct 2018
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Full Federal Court decides casual employees entitled to annual leave: no appeal application lodged with the High Court by deadline
The Court rejected the commonly applied position that an employee described as a casual is a casual for all purposes.
Australia
17 Sep 2018
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Miscellaneous Award – time to rethink Award coverage
This recent FWC decision about the scope of the Miscellaneous Award may broaden its coverage to include other employees.
Australia
23 Aug 2018
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Breaking news: FWC Full Bench finds that casual work not included in redundancy calculations – distinguishes 2016 FWC Full Bench decision
When considering redundancy payments, employers must carefully check the wording in any applicable enterprise agreements.
Australia
23 Aug 2018
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