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Changes to the Fair Work Act: clarity around casual employment or continuing uncertainty?

Labour & Employment

Changes to the Fair Work Act: clarity around casual employment or continuing uncertainty?

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (the IR Amendment Act) has now been passed. This article unpacks the key changes for casual...

11 May 2021

Directions 2021 | Your reform agenda

In the spirit of “never waste a good crisis”, our 2021 Directions survey explored the views of directors and senior business leaders regarding their top reform priorities.

05 May 2021

Follow up: The Federal Government’s perspective on an employer’s mandate to vaccinate

The Federal Government has now released guidance to help businesses and employees better understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace.

02 March 2021

Mandate to vaccinate: can employers make employees roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine?

As the first roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Australia draws closer, uncertainty remains as to whether employers will be able to mandate that their employees vaccinate....

16 February 2021

CPS 511 – one step closer to the new prudential remuneration framework

On 12 November 2020 APRA released a revised draft of the CPS 511, being the proposed new prudential framework to regulate remuneration in APRA regulated entities.

21 December 2020

The new IR laws: ‘incremental change’ or a lost opportunity?

Today, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill) which proposes significant changes to Australia’s industrial relations landscape....

09 December 2020

WA’s WHS Bill passes Upper House

The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) has passed the upper house of the Western Australian Parliament following some intensive debate over the last few weeks.

23 October 2020

NSW Court considers COVID-19 impact on lease termination

This article was written by Carl Black, Kaday Conteh and Mitchell Blott.The NSW Supreme Court has recently cast light on the approach to a tenant’s application for relief...

21 August 2020

Standing Committee supports WA’s WHS Bill

This article was written by Nicholas Beech and Darcy Harwood.On 11 August 2020, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) (WHS Bill), received positive endorsement by the Standing Committee...

14 August 2020

Order restored: High Court focuses on context and intention in Mondelez appeal

Today, a majority of the High Court has set aside the decision of the full Federal Court in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2019] FCFCA...

13 August 2020

Victorian COVID-19 Employer Notification Requirements

Under new regulations made in Victoria, employers and self-employed persons are guilty of a criminal offence if they fail to immediately notify WorkSafe of any employees, independent contractors...

31 July 2020

Practical tips for Productivity Monitoring Software

With flexible working arrangements are on the uptick, some businesses are installing software on employees’ computers to monitor productivity. Organisations considering implementation of productivity monitoring software understands...

17 July 2020

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