The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has made a decision which will have implications for employers paying employees on an annual salary basis and who are covered by a modern award that contains an annualised salary clause (Click here to see the FWC decision).
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On 28 October 2018, the TREASURY LAWS AMENDMENT (2019 TAX INTEGRITY AND OTHER MEASURES NO. 1) ACT 2019 introduced new rules regarding the application of compulsory superannuation guarantee to salary sacrificed superannuation amounts.
Our Comprehensive Guide to Employer and Employee rights and obligations as a result of the Bushfires and Natural Disasters
As everyone knows Australia is experiencing a bush fire natural disaster of a scale not normally experienced. And this has widespread implications for employees and employers. Employees may not be able to get back to work as scheduled. Employers’ businesses may be unable to trade as normal. So what are the various rights and obligations for employees and employers?
The requirement for public and large proprietary companies to have in place and implement a whistleblower policy commencing from 1 January 2020.
As in the Woolworths case, where a salaried employee is mistakenly believed to be an ‘award free’ manager, there is a potential for underpayments. Find out why and what you can do about it.
In this article we speak about our top 5 “must know facts” about avoiding unfair dismissal cases. Learn what constitutes a harsh, unjust and unreasonable termination and protect your business.
What are an employer’s rights to require an employee to work on a public holiday? What are the employee’s rights not to work? We consider the requirements under the Fair Work Act.
Recently a company was making an employee redundant due to a restructure of the business. You think this is a straightforward exercise? But for an Award or Agreement covered employee you have to get the formal consultation process right! Unfortunately the company failed to do so and had to go to the trouble of running an unfair dismissal case. In this article we explain the ‘genuine redundancy’ requirements, and the formal steps the employer has to follow to avoid an unfair dismissal case.
On 21 August 2019 the Federal Court of Australia (Mondelez v AMWU  FCAFC 138) delivered a landmark yet controversial judgement (Mondelez v AMWU 2019); in relation to ‘what is and how to calculate personal & carer’s leave (PCL) per the Fair Work Act 2009’.
In this article we will look at unfair dismissal for high income employees. Is there a cap on compensation they can seek? Can they still make unfair dismissal claims?
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