The legal difference between an employee and an independent contractor has been blurred for some decades, leading to plenty of confusion and complaints from each of employers, contractors, and employees. The lack of clear guidelines has led to potential exposure for employers to litigation and prosecution.
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In line with existing legislation, the Superannuation Guarantee will reach 12 percent on 1 July 2025, going through annual 0.5 percent increases each year on 1 July.
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Last week, the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, announced an Australia-wide first scheme, offering a sick pay guarantee for casual workers in Victoria. Naturally, this has sparked an abundance of questions from employers and employees alike, so the ER Strategies team has broken down the key information below.
A legislative change in mid-March 2022 has seen employees in the Northern Territory gain an additional public holiday over the Easter long weekend. However, this change is temporary and only applies for the Easter long weekend in 2022.
In March 2021, the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Amendment Act) passed both Houses of Federal Parliament, which amended the Fair Work Act 2009 to include reforms to workplace rights and obligations for casual employees.
A legislative change in late December 2021 has seen employees in Western Australia officially gain an additional public holiday over the Easter long weekend, commencing this year. Prior to this change, only Good Friday and Easter Monday were gazetted Public Holidays for employees in WA, with Easter Sunday not recognised as a public holiday and treated as a normal day for employers and employees. However, on 16 December 2021, the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by State Parliament, making Easter Sunday a gazetted public holiday permanently into the future.
State governments in Victoria and New South Wales are preparing to move into the next phase of the COVID-19 re-opening roadmap.
State governments in Victoria and New South Wales are moving into the next phase of their COVID-19 re-opening roadmap.
Last month, we published a reminder that the deadline for assessing casual employees’ eligibility for conversion to permanent employment and making an offer (or ‘non-offer’) was fast approaching. All employers of casual employees (other than ‘small business employers’) were required to complete a number of actions prior to the 27th of September 2021 deadline, including assessing and notifying casual staff about whether they are eligible for casual conversion under the Fair Work Act 2009.
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