Back in February 2019, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) released a decision regarding significant changes for modern awards with salary provisions. The FWC has not yet released a date for when these changes will come into force, or whether transitional arrangements will apply. If your business employs salaried staff through any of the listed awards below, you need to be prepared for these upcoming changes. … keep reading

If you’re like most businesses, your initial job application process probably hasn’t been reviewed in many years. It’s possibly a list of questions that you ‘borrowed’ from someone else. Maybe you fly by the seat of your pants every time someone applies for a job. Either way, it’s important to understand that there are anti-discrimination obligations regarding job applications, even if you don’t decide to hire anyone for the role.

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The statistics on domestic violence in Australia are staggering. WhiteRibbon.org.au reports that an average of one woman a week is murdered by their current or former partner.  With thousands of people (including men, women and children) across the country experiencing domestic and family violence in their homes, recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 are intended to help provide certainty about requesting time off from work whilst managing these challenging situations.

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