Tough New Penalties For Avoiding Employee Entitlements

Tough New Penalties For Avoiding Employee Entitlements

Recent changes mean tough penalties for company directors avoiding employee entitlements. The recently passed Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018 makes amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 which aim to strengthen...
Jail Time Proposed For Employers Who Underpay Workers

Jail Time Proposed For Employers Who Underpay Workers

A report to the federal government by the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has recommended that jail time be introduced if employers underpay workers. This would significantly increase the severity of penalties available to courts, with the Fair Work Act currently...
Preparing For Workplace Investigations – What You Need To Know

Preparing For Workplace Investigations – What You Need To Know

While preparing for workplace investigations, you should be aware that there may be a process to comply with in relation to your type of business. Milam v University of Melbourne – a workplace investigations case study The recent decision in Milam v University...
How Record Keeping Can Help You With Underpayment Claims

How Record Keeping Can Help You With Underpayment Claims

New laws tested by the Fair Work Ombudsman mean that good record keeping can help considerably in determining the outcome of underpayment claims. The Protecting Vulnerable Workers’ Act, introduced in 2017, amended the Fair Work Act to increase protections for...
What You Need To Know About Performance Management In Australia

What You Need To Know About Performance Management In Australia

Often international businesses and employers are not aware of the strict laws in place for performance management in Australia protecting Australian employees. International businesses with Australian offices or Australian staff often get themselves into trouble when...