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Starting today - increased obligations for employers

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • August 1 2011

From today, Victorian employers have more onerous obligations in relation to preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Fair Work Australia's Minimun Wage Panel hands down annual wage review decision

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • June 3 2010

Today, Fair Work Australia's Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) has handed down its first annual wage review decision pursuant to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth

Modern awards to commence in less than four months

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 15 2009

The award modernisation process is reaching its final stages, and employers need to be aware that from 1 January 2010 their award obligations may change, and they will be required to comply with modern awards

New avenues for employee-relief from bullying

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 11 2013

Late last month, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth)(Bill), which includes provisions aimed at preventing

Workplace equality: new reporting requirements

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 18 2012

The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012, recently introduced into Parliament, aims to improve gender equality in the workplace and workforce participation, particularly in relation to women and workers with family and caring responsibilities. The Bill amends the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (to be renamed the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Modern awards update

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 7 2009

On 4 December 2009 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (Commission) handed down its decision dealing with the Stage 4 modern awards

Employees or independent contractors?

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • April 18 2012

In another recent Federal Court decision concerning the vexed question of employment status of workers, the court has held that independent contractors were in fact employees (Ace Insurance Ltd v Trifunovski 2011 FCA 1204

Dismissal of senior employees: a case study

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 1 2009

This article outlines some of the key considerations that should be taken into account when a company proposes to dismiss senior managerial staff and illustrates how those considerations can be used to inform matters that should be dealt with when a senior employee joins

Minimum wage increase

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • June 4 2012

On 1 June 2012, Fair Work Australia’s Minimum Wage Panel handed down its third annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth

Transitioning to Australia's new IR system: Fair Work Act 2009

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • September 1 2009

The following timeline outlines key dates leading up to the introduction of Australia's new IR legislation and also some of the main changes that have been introduced