Some awards have been varied to include greater flexibility in rostering and associated arrangements under three awards – the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010, Clerks Private Sector Award 2010 and now the Restaurant Industry Award 2010.
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2020 Easter Period & ANZAC Day Public Holidays – how to apply entitlements for employees impacted by COVID-19
Believe it or not, the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays are right around the corner. For some employers, the upcoming public holidays will be business as usual. However, many employers who have had to stand down staff as a result of a stoppage of work, or who have had employees voluntarily enter into a period of Leave Without Pay (LWOP) as a result of COVID-19, will be wondering how public holidays entitlements apply to their employees during this time.
ER Strategies is fielding a lot of questions from clients that are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and wanting to impose ‘stand downs’, even though their industry or part of their industry has not been closed down by the Federal Government and/or state and territory governments.
Commencing midday on 23 March 2020, the Federal Government, with the support of the States and Territories, has suspended non-essential gatherings for an initial 4 week period. The aim of this was to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) and to give both businesses and the Community time to fully understand social distancing requirements.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. COVID-19 poses a substantial risk and challenge to the community, your business and the health of your employees. Commencing from 16 March 2020, all international travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to Australia.
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.
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.
Employees paid on a Salary basis – how are they affected by the Annualised Wage Arrangements clause?
Can Salary Arrangements Continue?
What happens now with existing salary arrangements? Can they continue to operate now that the new Annualised Wage Arrangements will commence from the 1st of March 2020 in some awards?
Reminder! The Next Phase of the Increase to Penalties for Casual Employees Working Nights / Weekends Under the General Retail Industry Award Commences On 1 March 2020.
The Fair Work Commission has made changes to penalties for casual employees and shift workers working nights and weekends under the above award.
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).
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?
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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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