10/09/2018Leave, Legislation

All Victorian employers, and employers of employees who work in Victoria, need to be aware of the significant changes to the Long Service Leave act which come into effect on 1 November 2018 (unless proclaimed earlier by the Victorian Government). The 2018 Act does not alter the rate at which Long...

08/08/2018Leave, Awards

Last month we reported that the FWC had finalised the full set of model terms for domestic and family violence leave including eligibility, the full entitlements and notice and evidence requirements (view previous article here ). The FWC has now updated all industry and occupation awards to include...

11/07/2018Leave, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

The FWC is awaiting any further comments from groups before it enacts it into all Modern Awards, to take effect on 1 August 2018. You can read an earlier article relating to the introduction of a Domestic Violence Leave into modern awards here . The key provisions of the model terms outlined by the...

11/05/2018Leave

Unpaid parental leave is an entitlement provided by the National Employment Standards (NES). Employees who have completed at least 12 months of continuous service on a regular and systematic basis with an employer are entitled to 12 months of unpaid parental leave, which can be extended by another...

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08/12/2017Leave, Legislation, Awards

Below is the memo we have provided to Yum for KFC Equity stores. 2017/2018 Christmas and New Year Period - South Australia / Northern Territory a. For 'non-award' employees (ARM & RGM & ARMs & RGMs - note managers are still subject to the Fast Food Award in most cases) Public Holidays...

08/12/2017Leave, Legislation, Awards

Below is the memo we have provided to Yum for KFC Equity stores. 2017/2018 Christmas and New Year Period - NSW, QLD, TAS, WA, ACT, VIC a. For 'non-award' employees (ARMs & RGMs - note managers are still subject to the Fast Food Award in most cases). Public Holidays are: Christmas Day Mon 25th...

03/08/2016Leave, Awards

A recent Full Bench annual leave decision has resulted in numerous awards being updated with new or changed terms in relation to various aspects of paid annual leave, such as cashing out excess leave or directing staff to take excess leave. The changes take effect from the first pay period on or...

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15/04/2016Leave, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

Shut Down Employers may need to temporarily close down their businesses for a range of different reasons, this is considered a shut down. Shut downs may occur because of refurbishments or during slow periods of the year, such as Christmas and New Year. For example, an employer may need to shut down...

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01/02/2016Leave, Employee Issues

A client of ours recently asked what course of action they can take if their employee is absent and uncontactable for an extended period of time, without providing the employer with reasons. Here’s our a nswer: "Abandonment of employment" is a common law concept refers to a situation where an...

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25/01/2016Leave, Employee Issues

It was reported (source:The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) that 180,000 Australians were estimated to have called in sick for work on the recent Australia Day public holiday. While employees taking sick leave is a natural and necessary occurrence, it starts to become problematic when...

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