Monthly Archives: June 2017


LEGAL ALERT: PENALTY RATES TRANSITIONAL ARRANGMENTS

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Jun 2017

LEGAL ALERT: PENALTY RATES TRANSITIONAL ARRANGMENTS

In February 2017 the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the Hospitality, Fast Food, Retail, and Pharmacy Awards and public holiday penalty rates in the Restaurants Award (please refer to our February 2017 Legal Alert – Penalty Rates Decision)....

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LEGAL ALERT: CIVIL PENALTIES INCREASED

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Jun 2017

LEGAL ALERT: CIVIL PENALTIES INCREASED

In May 2017, the Commonwealth Government passed the Crimes Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2017 increasing the ‘penalty unit’ under s 4AAA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) from $180 to $210, to take effect on 1 July 2017. As a result, civil penalties issued against corporate entities and individuals who...

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LEGAL ALERT: ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW

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Jun 2017

LEGAL ALERT: ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW

On 6 June 2017, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down its annual wage decision, which is a yearly review of the National minimum wages in modern awards for each financial year.   The Commission held that rates of pay under the National minimum wage and all modern...

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