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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Get the “jab” – mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for employees?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout starting in Australia, organisations are considering whether or not they are able to mandate that their employees get vaccinated. The answer…it depends (noting that there is yet to be a decision by the Courts on this question). Employers, in directing employees to get vaccinated, will need to assess each case …
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IR Reforms: Stripped back to amendments to casual employment

Yesterday, the amended Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (the “Bill”) passed Parliament, after the House of Representatives accepted the Senate’s amendments. The Bill, as introduced in Parliament in December 2020, has been reduced to include only changes to casual employment. These changes include: a definition of casual employee based …
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