Our legal updates focus on important employment law and industrial relations issues.


Legal Updates

EMPLOYING CASUAL EMPLOYEES

Date: September 21, 2021
The engagement of casual employees has been simplified for employers, provided that certain requirements are met.  Employers that engage, or are intending to engage, casual employees should be familiar with the new statutory definition of a “casual employee” and the new casual conversion provisions. NEW STATUTORY DEFINITION OF “CASUAL EMPLOYEE” The Fair Work Act 2009… > READ MORE

NEW AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL YEAR 2021–2022: ACTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

Date: June 25, 2021
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down its decision on minimum pay, providing an increase of 2.5% to the national minimum wage and minimum modern award rates.  The increase to the national minimum wage is effective from 1 July 2021.  The increase to modern awards takes effect on different dates for different awards due… > READ MORE

MINIMUM PAY RATES TO INCREASE BY 1.75%

Date: June 19, 2020
  The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down its decision on minimum pay, providing an increase of 1.75% to the national minimum wage and minimum award rates.  The increase takes effect on different dates for different awards. For employers adopting above-award payment structures (annualised salary or wage arrangements), during the last few months, a… > READ MORE