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Breaking News: Minimum wage to increase by 3%

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Today, the Minimum Wage Panel has handed down its decision to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3%. The decision will increase the National Minimum wage from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019 to $740.80 per week, calculated on the basis of…

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New Amendments and Guidelines Released

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Crimes Act With amendments to the NSW Crimes Act 1900 taking effect on 31 August, new offences of concealing a child abuse offence or failing to remove or reduce the risk itself, have been announced. Ensure your employees are aware of any consequent individual obligations. Want to minimise risk and find out how we can…

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Walking the tightrope of flexibility in the workplace

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New technologies are changing the way that people communicate, collaborate and work. With the increased availability of hot spots and faster internet time, plus the evolution of smart devices, it has never been easier to stay connected, including with the workplace.  While some people are concerned that this makes it easier for work to encroach…

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Key Challenges of Enterprise Bargaining

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A recent survey by law firm Ashurst, of 160 Australian employers from across all industries, has revealed some interesting findings on the current enterprise bargaining landscape and how some of federal Labor’s proposed changes to fair work legislation will impact businesses, if they are elected. Labor’s IR Policy One of Labor’s key proposals is to…

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