Changes in these modern awards will impose more obligations on employers with respect to award-covered salaried employees
Cooper Grace Ward
If you wish to use annualised salaries in Modern Awards, you will need to ensure you comply with the new requirements.
New annualised salary clauses for a number of modern awards increase the obligations of employers as of 1 March 2020.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Employers must keep comprehensive and current employee time and wage records and stay up to date with Award changes.
Employers should continually review arrangements with casual employees, for any changes in the employment relationship.
Most people are unaware of physical and psychological impacts that this crisis has on career and volunteer firefighters.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The coronavirus global health emergency outbreak changes daily, so employers should be vigilant about keeping up to date.
The decision is a reminder for employers to carefully consider whether requests to work additional hours are reasonable.
The article explains rights and obligations of employers and employees in times of bushfires or other stand-down periods.
Employers and employees should be aware of entitlements available to those volunteering in the relief response.
By setting priorities early in the year, employers can avoid cost, time and stress managing common issues down the track.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This article reviews significant events from 2019 and into 2020, in the areas of employment, safety and industrial law.
The meeting was not considered to be undertaken "in a reasonable manner", so he was entitled to workers' compensation.
APS employees are not protected by an implied right to freedom of political expression, so could face disciplinary action.
Updated laws will require certain companies to have in place a compliant whistleblower policy before January 1, 2020.
A guide for employers who are hiring Christmas casuals.
Stacks Law Firm
The employee claimed her employer was negligent by structuring the work in a way that exposed her to the risk of injury.
Data from The Workplace Gender Equality Agency confirms the gender pay gap in Australia is still very real and very wide.
Employers must exercise caution if collecting biometric or health information from employees or prospective employees.
Employers in the agricultural industry should review the employment arrangements currently in place for casual workers.