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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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Increase to High Income Thresholds for Unfair Dismissal Applications

From 1 July 2018, there will be an increase in the high-income threshold for unfair dismissal applications.   Currently, an employee not covered by an Award or agreement, who earns over $142,000 per year, is not eligible to lodge an unfair dismissal application. This figure will be rising to $145,400 per year.   Aside from…

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Major Changes to NESA Timeframes

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Due to ongoing issues with NESA’s online electronic Teacher Accreditation Management System (eTAMS), NESA has made changes to a number key accreditation dates for teachers wishing to maintain, or apply for, proficient accreditation this year.   These are:   Teachers whose Maintenance of Accreditation at Proficient Teacher is due in Terms 1-3 2018 Proficient Teachers with…

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Important Changes to the WWCC

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There have been some recent changes to Working With Children legislation which may impact you and your workers and volunteers.  Please see a summary of these changes below. So what are the changes?   Employer Obligations   Updated definition of child-related work The definition of child-related work has been changed to clarify that contact with…

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