24/02/2017Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Wage Rates, Awards

The long-awaited decision from the Fair Work Commission 's (FWC) Penalty Rates Review of the Fast Food Industry Award , Restaurant Industry Award , and General Retail Industry Award , has finally been handed down. A summary of the decision is also available. 1. Sunday, Public Holiday Penalties The...

15/02/2017Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

FWC Dissent over BOOT Application Deepens Uncertainty surrounding the approval process of enterprise agreements continues to deepen, with the surprise resignation of Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson in recent weeks highlighting the tension within the Commission (FWC) itself. Recent...

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27/03/2015Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Franchising

Much press attention was given to a recently negotiated ‘template’ agreement in South Australia, between Business SA, and the South Australian Branch of the SDA. Employers have reportedly welcomed the “removal” of weekend penalties, and Bill Shorten, leader of the Federal Labor Opposition, has...

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03/10/2013Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Wage Rates, Franchising, Employee Issues

We recently reported about how the new public holiday payment option will affect QSRs. The article was featured on the QSRMedia website. Click here to view the article.

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22/02/2012Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Wage Rates, Franchising

We recently spoke with QSR Media about what opportunities and limitations existed in relation to enterprise agreements under the FWA. The article was featured on the QSRMedia website. Click here to view the article.

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14/04/2015Workplace Stress, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Workers Compensation, Wage Rates, Franchising, Superannuation, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation, Narcissism at Work, Safety, Performance Management, ER Essentials Archive, Awards

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19/09/2014HR Infrastructure, Legislation, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

Employers are time poor. There’s increasing pressure to be time efficient in order to reach the ‘big goals’. It can be tempting to cut corners to ensure the major goals are reached. One big goal that employers can’t afford to cut corners on, is meeting their compliance obligations. Employers need...

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23/04/2013Awards, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

In a safe and unspectacular decision, a Fair Work Commission (FWC) Full Bench has chosen to take a very safe position on modifying Individual Flexibility Arrangement (IFA)'s in the latest modern award review.

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10/02/2011Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

We consider some aspects of the law surrounding the negotiation of enterprise agreements, which might surprise some employers not closely involved in the process recently.

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02/06/2010Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

Enterprise agreements under the Fair Work Act? Our question to you would be, "Why would you want to do one?". The cost and aggravation might significantly outweigh the benefits, particularly as uncertainty under the system has grown significantly.

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