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Monthly Archives: June 2020

National Minimum Wage and Modern Award Wages increase by 1.75%

Each year the Annual Wage Review is undertaken by an Expert Panel of the Fair Work Commission (Panel). National Minimum Wage This year, the Panel has determined to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) by 1.75%. From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020, the NMW will be $753.80 per week …
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NSW defect reform | 10 year retrospective duty of care introduced

The Building and Design Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (Act) has commenced. The Act is part of the wider suite of reforms the NSW Government is introducing following recommendations made in the 2018 Shergold and Weir Building Confidence Report. Duty of care on builders The Act creates a statutory duty of care on residential builders to owners of …
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Is your casual workforce really casual? The answer might be no.

A recent decision by the Full Federal Court has found that an employee who was employed by a labour hire business as a casual and paid as a casual, was in fact “other than a casual employee” for the purposes of: section 86 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) – dealing with …
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