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May 2020

8 May, 2020

What JobKeeper disputes can the FWC can deal with?

Today, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that it has jurisdiction to deal with a dispute about an employer’s practices in respect of the wage condition and minimum payment guarantee obligations that arise under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) from the JobKeeper scheme. The FWC determined…
6 May, 2020

Variation to redundancy pay during COVID-19

Two recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decisions provide guidance to employers about the approach to varying redundancy pay during the time of COVID-19. The key takeaways are: the FWC may encourage you to consider alternatives to the termination; the onus is on the employer to establish that it cannot pay…
5 May, 2020

Downloading COVIDSafe…a note to employers

As restrictions around our mobility start to ease, we will likely see more and more employees return to the workplace. At the same time, the Federal Government is encouraging us all to download the tracing application “COVIDSafe”. While it may seem logical that employers have their employees download “COVIDSafe” as…