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FWC Commission awards a 5.2% pay rise to minimum wage earners

The Fair Work Commission has awarded a wage increase of $40 per week for employees covered by Modern Awards, or on the minimum weekly wage (presently $772.54 per week for a full time employee). Modern Award wage earners earning less than $869.60 per week (based on 38 hours per week) will receive … Read more about FWC Commission awards a 5.2% pay rise to minimum wage earners

Vaccination: Infringement of human rights or necessary for public safety…

Infringement of human rights or necessary for public safety…the majority of the Full Bench in Kimber decline to give any encouragement to “a spurious objection to a lawful and reasonable requirement.” A majority of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission refused leave to Ms Kimber to appeal an … Read more about Vaccination: Infringement of human rights or necessary for public safety…

For Victorian employees, Victoria’s Wage Theft laws are no longer a waste of time and money

For Victorian employees, the Victorian Government’s Wage Theft laws to commence on 1 July 2021, are no longer “A waste of time and money”. In July 2020, Attorney General and Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter hailed Victoria’s Wage Theft laws as “A waste of time and money”.  9 months … Read more about For Victorian employees, Victoria’s Wage Theft laws are no longer a waste of time and money

Time still critical in late dismissal applications

In two separate decisions, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeals by workers for relatively ‘minor’ late applications. In Dennis Obel v Central Desert Regional Council, the Commission at first instance refused an application to extend time for Mr Obel to file his general … Read more about Time still critical in late dismissal applications

Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards?

Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards? On 9 April 2020, the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No.2) Act and Rules 2020 became law. Until 28 September 2020, the Fair Work Act is amended to allow employers who are eligible to receive the Job … Read more about Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards?