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Paid parental leave becomes law
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 18 2010

With the federal parliament last night passing the Paid Parental Leave Bill (PPL Bill) into law, Australia will now have a government-funded paid parental leave scheme from 1 January 2011


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 6 2011

Minimum wages are set to increase by 3.4 following a decision handed down by the Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) last Friday


Wrong side of the tracks: criminal record discrimination
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2012

In the recent case of Mr CG v State of NSW (Rail Corporation NSW) 2012, the NSW passenger train operator, RailCorp was found to have discriminated against a job applicant based on his criminal record


Social media: employee use still a cause for concern
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2012

Linfox Australia has appealed against the recent controversial decision of Glen Stutsel v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd 2011 FWA 8444, where an employee was reinstated following the termination of his employment for posting offensive comments about his managers on Facebook


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • 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


Workplace equality: new reporting requirements
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • 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


Employees or independent contractors?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • 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


Modern awards update - overtime and absorption
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 8 2010

Since modern awards commenced on 1 January 2010, there has been some confusion about how to treat increases in employee entitlements that have occurred due to the introduction of these modern awards


Modern awards to commence in less than four months
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • 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


Next stage in award modernisation process
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 29 2009

On Friday 25 September 2009, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) released a statement regarding the final group of awards to be produced during the award modernisation process - stage 4 modern awards