Legal Alert


LEGAL ALERT: Vaccination Related Dismissal

21

Jan 2021

LEGAL ALERT: Vaccination Related Dismissal

The recent Fair Work Commission case of Glover v Ozcare [2021] FWC 231 serves as an important reminder to employers that it is their actions – and not always their intent – which determine whether an employee has been dismissed, after it was found that an aged-care worker was unfairly...

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LEGAL ALERT: Modern Awards Pay Database

12

Jan 2021

LEGAL ALERT: Modern Awards Pay Database

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has published an online Modern Award Pay Database to help clarify each modern award’s minimum rates of pay. The database, which is comprised of 5 spread sheets (awards, classifications, wage-related allowances, expense-related allowances and penalty rates), currently contains data from 1 July 2015 to 18...

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LEGAL ALERT: Update: JobKeeper 2.0 approved

02

Sep 2020

LEGAL ALERT: Update: JobKeeper 2.0 approved

As foreshadowed by our 26 August 2020 legal alert, the Government’s amendments to the JobKeeper Scheme have passed both Houses of Parliament, meaning the Scheme will be extended from 27 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. Under the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (JobKeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 (Bill), employers who previously had access...

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LEGAL ALERT: JobKeeper 2.0

26

Aug 2020

LEGAL ALERT: JobKeeper 2.0

The Government’s JobKeeper 2.0 legislation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package (JobKeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020) is expected to be introduced to the House of Representatives today, after the Federal Labor caucus agreed that it would support the legislation. The new legislation (“JobKeeper 2.0”) extends the flexibility measures provided by the original...

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LEGAL ALERT: High Court’s decision on personal/carer’s leave to be delivered Thursday

10

Aug 2020

LEGAL ALERT: High Court’s decision on personal/carer’s leave to be delivered Thursday

On 22 August 2019, EMA Legal advised (http://www.emalegal.com.au/2019/08/22/legal-alert-full-federal-court-rules-on-sick-leave-test-case/) that the Full Federal Court had found in Mondelez v AMWU that the 10 days of personal/carer’s leave (‘sick leave’) per year in the National Employment Standards (NES) in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) must reflect an employee’s ordinary hours of...

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