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Superannuation-guarantee amnesty, and proposed modern slavery legislation
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Two important pieces of draft legislation under Federal consideration are how employers deal with historical superannuation contribution shortfalls, and the possible requirement of employers to report on modern slavery risks and practices in their workforce and supply chains. ...

A cautionary tale – let sleeping employees lie
Insight 31 Jul 2018

A recent Fair Work Commission decision has confirmed that procedural deficiencies will render a dismissal unfair even where the dismissal involves serious misconduct. ...

Do you need a labour hire licence?
Insight 31 Jul 2018

New labour hire licencing schemes have commenced in South Australia and Queensland, and will soon commence in Victoria. The schemes aim to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry. ...

1 July 2018 changes affecting employers, and public consultation opens on Western Australia's WHS reforms
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Several changes relevant to employers took effect on 1 July 2018, including in relation to minimum rates of pay, the high income threshold, the superannuation maximum contribution base and penalty rates in certain industries. Separately, WA has moved a step closer to a modernised Work Health and Saf ...

Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct inquiry into workplace sexual harassment
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced on 20 June 2018 that the Australian Human Rights Commission would conduct the world's first national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. ...

Design and distribution of financial products - regulating 'retail product distribution conduct'
Insight 30 Jul 2018

The revised exposure draft Bill concerning design and distribution obligations for issuers and distributors of financial products and new intervention powers for ASIC includes some modest yet mostly welcome changes to the December 2017 exposure draft Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update 2018
Insight 13 Jul 2018

In this final wrap-up for FY1718 we take a look at the new rule change requests draft and final determinations made in the period April - June 2018 as well as track the progress of other National Electricity Gas and Energy Retail Rule changes currently underway ...

ACCC makes 56 recommendations for sweeping energy sector reform
Insight 11 Jul 2018

The ACCC today released its final report on the Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry The report finds the national electricity market is not functioning effectively and that extensive reform is required to bring down prices and restore consumer confidence It makes 56 significant recommendations aimed ...

Corporate law developments
Insight 09 Jul 2018

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law We know you are busy so our focus is on capturing key issues ...

Modern Slavery Bill introduced - how will this impact Australian businesses?
Insight 28 Jun 2018

The Modern Slavery Bill has been introduced into Federal Parliament If it passes Australian entities or entities carrying on business in Australia with at least 100 million global consolidated revenue will be required to submit a statement on risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply ...

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