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CHANGES TO MODERN AWARDS FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2018!

CHANGES TO MODERN AWARDS FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2018!

89 of 122 modern awards were varied effective 1 November 2018 to include a requirement that an employer must pay an employee’s final pay no later than seven days after the day the employment ends. The new clause is set out below: Clause X Payment on termination of...

A case of too much Christmas beer and cheer(s)

A case of too much Christmas beer and cheer(s)

While we know the majority of organisations have fun end of year events that go off without a hitch, the case of Sione Vai v ALDI Stores (A Limited Partnership) [2018] FWC 4118 reminds us of what needs to be done before and when it goes...

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments

Recently we have had a number of queries around managing current employees who are managing long term illnesses or injuries, or employees looking to return to work after having extended periods of leave due to illness or injury. We quickly remind...

A Trickier Annual Leave Question!

A Trickier Annual Leave Question!

Does annual leave accrue when employees are “locked out of the workplace” during a period of employer response action? You’ve no doubt seen our Annual Leave series ( Part 1 and Part 2), and now we bring you a more discreet issue concerning annual leave accruals. This...

Annual Leave Series: The Basics Part 2

Annual Leave Series: The Basics Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Annual Leave Series: The Basics. If you missed it, make sure to read Annual Leave Series: The Basics Part 1. We continue on with some trickier questions about annual leave. Q: Can I allocate annual leave entitlements at the end of the first 12...

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