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FDV Leave: What To Do Now

The federal government has recently introduced amendments to the National Employment Standards (NES) to include new FDV leave provisions as laid out by the Fair Work Commission.  For people covered by Modern Awards, these have already come into effect.  (You can read our previous article on this here.) With the federal government looking to replicate…

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Model Clause for Unpaid Family and Domestic Violence Leave for all Employees

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The Fair Work Commission has unveiled the model clause that will cover the newly created Family and Domestic Violence leave (FDV). The new entitlement is to be included in all modern awards and comes into effect on 1 August 2018. As of that date, employees will be able to take up to five days of…

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Brave New World: Undertaking a Workplace Restructure

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Sometimes the smallest departure from our usual routine is enough to throw us.  Roadworks send your bus on a different route.  You use a different mug because yours is in the dishwasher.  Your favourite pen runs dry and the new one is a different brand…it just doesn’t feel right. If these small, simple changes can…

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Managing Employee Leave During Flu Season

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Of the ten entitlements enshrined in Australia’s National Employment Standards more than half relate to leave.  This signifies how important time-off is to our values as a society. But it also explains why managing the various different forms of leave – with all their regulations – can be such a complex process.  Throw a flu…

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