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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Morrison Government proposes changes to sexual harassment and sex discrimination laws in the workplace

The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (Cth) (Bill) was introduced into the Senate last week. The intent of the legislation is to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (AHRC Act) and Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SD Act) …
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Construction company wins case on exception to redundancy payments

A Full Federal Court has found, in a case involving a construction company and the CEPU, that the “ordinary and customary turnover” exception to redundancy pay in section 119 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) applied to employees employed for a specific construction project. At first instance, the primary judge found that the employees …
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National Minimum Wage and Modern Award Minimum Wages to increase by 2.5%

Yesterday, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its decision as part of its annual wage review announcing an increase of 2.5% to the national minimum wage and the minimum wage rates in modern awards. From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2021, the national minimum wage will be $772.60 per …
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Webinar: Workplace predictions for 2021-2022

Join, Erin Lynch, where she will discuss the hot topics for the next 12 months in the workplace. Erin will address the following topics: Changes to minimum wages; Employees and contractors; Sexual harassment; Workplace flexibility; and Changes to modern awards.

When a piccolo café latte might cost you your job

The Applicant, Ms Ajax, made an application to the Fair Work Commission (Commission) for an unfair dismissal remedy. Prior to being dismissed on 1 July 2020, she worked on a full-time basis for the Respondent, Credit Union Australia Ltd (CUA), as a Customer Service Specialist. As part of her position, Ms Ajax was required to offer …
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