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Prime Minister announces changes to skilled worker visa scheme: Will you be affected?

Australia - April 21 2017 On Tuesday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (commonly called the 457 Visa) will be replaced by a new…

Michelle Frosh, Stephen Kemp

Fair Work Commission cuts penalty rates

Australia - February 23 2017 In a decision that will have far reaching impact, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has cut a range of public holiday and penalty rates for workers in…

Renae Harding, Stephen Kemp

Federal Court slams "calculated exploitation of vulnerable workforce" in another sham contracting prosecution

Australia - September 22 2016 The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has again been successful in prosecuting a company and its directors and officers for breaching the provisions of the…

Renae Harding

Hospitality and tourism awards to change: new annual leave requirements

Australia - September 5 2016 As part of the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) four-yearly review of the Modern Award system, the Full Bench of the FWC has announced a number of changes…

Stephen Kemp

Employers be aware! Award annual leave requirements to change

Australia - July 26 2016 Employers be aware! Award annual leave requirements to change As part of the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) 4-yearly review of the Modern Award system…

Stephen Kemp