Doing business in Australia answers some of the most common questions an overseas investor may ask when establishing a business presence in Australia. It aims to provide an introduction to the laws of Australia for overseas legal practitioners.
Recent changes to casual employee rights, modern awards and proposed changes to contractor arrangements will impact all employers. In this update we take a look at the changes that came into effect from 1 December 2018 and what you need to be aware of if you are undertaking a review of your current policies and contracts to ensure you are compliant with the new provisions.
It’s taken a year, but the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 has progressed to the next stage with a raft of Government amendments passed by the Senate. Here’s a summary of what’s changed in the Government’s whistleblower reform package, which now goes to the House of Representatives.
The passing of the Federal Government’s Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 has made a number of modifications to the Fair Work Act 2009 in relation to parental leave, greenfields agreements and protected action ballot orders.
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.