Legal Alert


LEGAL ALERT: Government provides greater certainty when hiring employees with criminal records

11

Oct 2019

LEGAL ALERT: Government provides greater certainty when hiring employees with criminal records

The Federal Government has amended the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 to provide employers with greater certainty about accepting or rejecting prospective employees based on their criminal records. This change to the regulations now sets a lower threshold for employers to lawfully decline job applicants with a criminal history. If challenged...

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LEGAL ALERT: Full Federal Court rules on sick leave test case

22

Aug 2019

LEGAL ALERT: Full Federal Court rules on sick leave test case

The full Federal Court has ruled that 12-hour shift workers are entitled to accrue 120 hours of personal/carer’s leave each year under the National Employment Standards (NES), rather than 76 hours, as argued by their employer and the Federal Industrial Relations Minister. The NES provides 10 days of personal/carer’s leave...

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LEGAL ALERT: Fair Work Commission confirms penalties and overtime rates for casual nurses employed under the Nurses Award 2010 must be calculated on the casual rates of pay rather than the Award’s ordinary rates

05

Aug 2019

LEGAL ALERT: Fair Work Commission confirms penalties and overtime rates for casual nurses employed under the Nurses Award 2010 must be calculated on the casual rates of pay rather than the Award’s ordinary rates

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has considered how overtime and penalty rates should be applied in respect of casual nurses under the Nurses Award 2010 after the ANMF argued the Commission should not have approved an enterprise agreement because not all employees were better off overall. In...

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Superannuation payable on leave loading unless proved otherwise

17

Jun 2019

Superannuation payable on leave loading unless proved otherwise

A ruling by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) on 12 March 2019 highlights the need for employers to ensure they confirm the reason for payment of annual leave loading with employees. The Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 requires employers to make superannuation contributions to employees based on their ‘ordinary time...

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Labour Hire Licensing in South Australia

13

Jun 2019

Labour Hire Licensing in South Australia

Consumer and Business Services (‘CBS’) has yesterday released an announcement advising that it will recommence accepting labour hire licence applications from 14 June 2019. Labour hire providers in South Australia must lodge their licence application by 31 August 2019. The announcement follows unsuccessful attempts by the State Government to repeal...

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