Protecting yourself against workplace underpayments claims

Protecting yourself against workplace underpayments claims

It is crucial to understand your requirements and obligations as an employer when it comes to workplace underpayments claims. In in 2017 the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Act introduced a reverse onus of proof for underpayment claims whereby the evidentiary burden is...
Mandatory policy requirements under the new whistleblower laws

Mandatory policy requirements under the new whistleblower laws

Whistleblower protections in the corporate sector have been bolstered by new amendments designed to encourage the disclosure of corruption, fraud, tax evasion, and misconduct. Most notably for industrial relations practitioners, the amendments have introduced...
Reviewing Workplace Policies and Procedures

Reviewing Workplace Policies and Procedures

It’s good practice to keep your workplace policies and procedures up to date, as legal requirements and your business change over time. Questions to consider: 1.   When was the policy or procedure last reviewed – when is the next review date scheduled? The...
Managing sick leave back pay

Managing sick leave back pay

A recent landmark Federal Court decision brought forward by the Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union will now see increased employee rights regarding personal leave, including sick leave back pay. The decision greatly affects both employers and employees and will...
Do These Employment Law Updates Affect You?

Do These Employment Law Updates Affect You?

With the ever-changing terrain surrounding Australian businesses and their specific industries, employers and employees should be aware of recent Employment Law updates that have been made effective in the new financial year. These changes include increased salary...
Minimum Wage Increase In Modern Awards

Minimum Wage Increase In Modern Awards

In May this year the Fair Work Commission held its annual review of wages, in which it was decided on a minimum wage increase of 3%. Whilst you likely heard that the increase would apply to the National Minimum Wage, most workers actually have their minimum rate of...