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Industrial relations

FWO launches 2020-21 priorities
3 days ago

FWO launches 2020-21 priorities

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker has announced the regulator’s strategic priorities for the year ahead, which include supporting all workplaces through the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing large corporate underpayments.

Fast …
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Wage Rate Resource Coming Today:  ACAPMA Quick Reference Guides – Released in Version 1
2 weeks ago

Wage Rate Resource Coming Today: ACAPMA Quick Reference Guides – Released in Version 1

The National Wage Case has an impact on all employment every year, and no more than this year, where a staggered pay rate increase has caused confusion and concern among …
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“Casual employment a mess” – help us sort it out
3 weeks ago

“Casual employment a mess” – help us sort it out

The Federal Attorney General has recently established five national IR Working Groups, comprising employer and employee representatives, with the goal of improving the effective operation of the employment landscape as …
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National Wage Case: Exploring the staggered pay increases
3 weeks ago

National Wage Case: Exploring the staggered pay increases

Further to the announcement of the Decision of the Fair Work Commission in the National Wage Case released last week (see; https://acapmag.com.au/2020/06/national-wage-case-decision-2020-and-its-implications/) the DRAFT Determinations that, once passed, will give …
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NSW Workers Compensation changes – COVID-19 is now deemed as a workplace injury
2 months ago

NSW Workers Compensation changes – COVID-19 is now deemed as a workplace injury

The NSW Parliament has passed changes to the Work Health and Safety laws that result in employees who become infected with COVID-19 as being deemed to have contracted it at …
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Temporary Award Changes provide for Directions to non-JobKeeper Staff
2 months ago

Temporary Award Changes provide for Directions to non-JobKeeper Staff

Following a decision by the Fair Work Commission, a new Schedule will temporarily be inserted into the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Service and Retail Award 2010 that will have effect until …
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Wage theft: Employer calls to ‘reform’ award system are a bare-faced con job
5 months ago

Wage theft: Employer calls to ‘reform’ award system are a bare-faced con job

This week an already impressive list of wage theft offenders has gotten a bit longer.

On Monday, the likes of Caltex, 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza and Bunnings (to name a few), …
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ACAPMA Workshop:  Getting Managers Salaries Right
5 months ago

ACAPMA Workshop: Getting Managers Salaries Right

Ensuring that the salary provided to any employee, but particularly a manager, can be difficult.  This difficulty can result in spectacular consequences as wave of sophisticated businesses that have failed …
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Wage thieves could face naming and shaming
5 months ago

Wage thieves could face naming and shaming

Companies guilty of wage theft could be publicly named and shamed under proposed industrial relations reforms.

Attorney-General Christian Porter, who is also industrial relations minister, has released a discussion paper …
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Why more companies are coming forward to admit underpaying staff
9 months ago

Why more companies are coming forward to admit underpaying staff

One of the unwritten rules in any workplace is not to compare salaries.

It can create team disharmony, jealousy and a nightmare for bosses.

But it turns out that bit …
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