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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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NEWS ALERT: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

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Minimum Wage Rises By 3.5% In Brief: The Minimum Wage Panel has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3.5%. The decision will increase the National Minimum wage to $719.20 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $18.93 per hour. CCER members have…

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