termination

Changes to Payment of Wages on Termination for 89 Awards

As a result of a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission, from the First Full Pay Period on or after 1 November 2018, 89 awards will have a model clause inserted into them prescribing that upon termination, an employee must be paid all of their entitlements within 7 days.

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retail casuals

The Death of Retail Casuals?

A landmark Court decision affecting all businesses generally, and important award changes which will affect the retail industry specifically, are changing the landscape in relation to the employment of casuals.

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casual concerns

More than Casual Concerns

A recent decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia [WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131] concerning the concept of ‘casual’ employment, has caused an uproar in the business community, as it seemingly had the effect of awarding an employee receiving a casual loading, an entitlement to annual leave and other permanent entitlements, thereby ‘double dipping’.

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Q&A – Changes to Restaurant Industry Award

The changes are complex and will take some time for employers in the Restaurant Industry to fully absorb and get used to. We have been fielding questions from various clients regarding how the new provisions apply to their businesses and we have assembled the questions and answers below from that source, as well as adding some of our own.
modern awards

How to work out which modern awards apply to your business

Understanding which awards apply to your business is potentially the most important employee relations issue that business owners should aim to get right. However, with over 122 modern awards spanning a multitude of industries, working out which award applies to you can be a daunting task.
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