The information contained in this advice is a little lengthy, but given the importance of the content, clients are encouraged to review it carefully so as to avoid issues going forward and ensure compliance with statutory obligations.  In the last few of months there have been a... Read More
In one of the most significant decisions in some time, the Full Bench of the Federal Court has handed down a decision in relation to the employment of casual staff.  If this decision stands, the ability of employers to employ staff on a casual basis will be greatly restricted and the... Read More
The Fair Work Commission has handed down the 2018 Annual Wage Review Decision. The federal minimum wage and all Award based pay scales will increase by 3.5%. This equates to... Read More
As part of the four-yearly modern award review process, the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) has been reviewing a range of matters related to casual and part-time employees.  The areas under review have... Read More
On 5 June 2017 the Fair Work Commission issued the decision finalising the transitional arrangements for the reductions in penalty rates. The reductions in Sunday penalty rates will be phased in, implementing on 1 July of each year, at the same time as the implementation of increases from the... Read More
Penalty Rates Test Case - 24 February 2017
The long awaited Penalty Rates Test Case has finally been handed down by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.  The decision is complex running to 551 pages and some matters have not yet been finalised such as what transitional arrangements will... Read More
Whilst the figures in this area are not always easy to obtain and they can be interpreted differently as well, it appears from the recent figures produced in the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Report that there has been a big spike in the amount of compensation paid to settle unfair... Read More