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Further changes to Modern Awards in light of COVID-19 pandemic

In an earlier blog we outlined changes which had been made to three Modern Awards , which were intended to provide flexibility to deal with the circumstances caused by the current...

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Coronavirus

Changes to modern awards to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

Recently the unions and the Fair Work Commission have been working furiously to introduce and implement significant temporary changes to various Modern Awards in an attempt to...

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Working from home - Issues for employees and employers in the time of COVID-19

The unprecedented circumstances which we are facing due to the spread of Corona virus has required many people to adapt to working from home. However, working from home can raise...

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What are my workplace health and safety obligations during COVID-19?

Employers have an onerous responsibility under the Work Health and Safety Act to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and others in the...

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COVID-19: Implications for workers

The COVID-19 outbreak will have wide ranging implications for Australians in many ways. This blog discusses the legal issues impacting employees and employers in these difficult...

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Can I be sacked by text message or email?

Many employers use text messaging or messaging apps to communicate with their staff about rosters and to make various announcements. Consistent with this, some employers have...

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Woolworths wage theft allegations: how to determine if you are being underpaid?

There has been significant media coverage recently surrounding Woolworths admitting to be underpaying around 5,700 staff for several years. This blog post explains how to...

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How is personal (sick) leave calculated?

This blog explains the different personal (sick) leave entitlements for different employees in relation to the recent case of Mondelez v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering,...

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The 'gig' economy - what are workers' entitlements?

There has been an increase in workers choosing flexibility over job security by participating in the gig economy, where workers are paid per 'gig' they undertake.

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