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29th June 2015

@work – New rates and thresholds from 1 July 2015

29th June 2015

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy, Clancy King

Employers should note that new rates and thresholds apply from 1 July 2015 to the following: national minimum wage, casual loading for award/agreement free employees, minimum award wage rates, superannuation contributions and high income threshold.

6th May 2015

@work – Redundancy Update

6th May 2015

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy, Clancy King

In the recent case of Stickley v Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 2884, the Fair Work Commission has clarified employers’ redeployment obligations in relation to associated entities.

23rd January 2015

@work – Workplace Relations Framework Public Inquiry

23rd January 2015

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy, Clancy King

The Australian Government has given the Productivity Commission broad terms of reference to undertake a public inquiry into the performance of Australia’s workplace relations framework, including the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA) and identify improvements that can be made. The Productivity Commission has today released 5 issues papers that deal with a range of topics to be addressed by the inquiry and pose a number of questions to guide public submissions on those topics.

12th December 2014

@work 2014 – end of year wrap up

12th December 2014

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy, Clancy King

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has now concluded its first year with new powers to make orders to stop bullying.

11th June 2014

@Work – New rates and thresholds from 1 July 2014

11th June 2014

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy

We discuss the new rates and thresholds that apply from 1 July 2014.

4th June 2014

@Work June 2014

4th June 2014

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy

In this edition of @Work we look at some key changes for employers to note from the Budget, the first substantive decision from the Fair Work Commission on bullying and the recent case where two employees refused to work overtime.

18th December 2013

Bullying claim risk from 1 January 2014

18th December 2013

By Dianne Banks, James Pomeroy, Kim McGuren

From 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Commission will have jurisdiction to hear and deal with bullying complaints. We discuss the new laws.

6th May 2013

@Work May 2013

6th May 2013

By Dianne Banks, James Pomeroy, Kim McGuren, Grace Keesing

Welcome to the latest edition of our @Work newsletter, bringing you key updates in the employment and safety sectors.

1st May 2013

Employer surveillance of employee emails: what are the rules?

1st May 2013

By Dianne Banks, Peter Leonard, James Pomeroy, Kim McGuren, Grace Keesing

Considering the key rules relating to surveillance of employee emails by private sector employers in Australia. This was first published in Internet Law Bulletin (2013) (16)1.

26th November 2012

Exposure draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

26th November 2012

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy

The Federal Government has released its exposure draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Draft Bill 2012 (Draft Bill) for public consultation. The Draft Bill is intended to replace the five separate pieces of Federal legislation which currently regulate anti-discrimination law in Australia.

13th September 2012

@Work September 2012

13th September 2012

By Dianne Banks, James Pomeroy, Kim McGuren

In this issue of @Work we cover the High Court’s first adverse action decision, an employer’s liability for the unlawful conduct of its employee and officer’s duties under the new work, health and safety laws.

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