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WARNING: Common terms in employment contracts may not meet NES requirements

Australia - May 11 2017 In a recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission the wording of a clause in an enterprise agreement which purported to 'set-off'…

Brenna Ridout, Renae Harding.

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, Shannon Walker.

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, Shannon Walker.

On the first day of Christmas, Federal Parliament sent to me, the ABCC

Australia - December 15 2016 On 1 December 2016, the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and the Building and Construction…

Renae Harding.

Independent contractors: Roosters, ducks or chickens - which will come home to roost?

Australia - November 29 2016 The question of whether a relationship is a true independent contractor relationship or one of employer and employee remains a vexed question, but…

Renae Harding.