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Redundancy unfair after employer fails to consult
Insight 18 Aug 2020

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has found a failure to consult meant an employee who was made redundant missed out on receiving the JobKeeper wage subsidy, which could have kept her working for longer. Her dismissal was therefore unfair. ...

High Court finds for employer on leave accruals
Insight 13 Aug 2020

The High Court has found that the Fair Work Act entitlement to 10 days' paid personal/carer's leave accrues in hours (not days) based on employee's ordinary hours of work. Employers should review their payroll rules to ensure paid personal/carer's leave is being correctly accrued, paid and deducted. ...

Changes ongoing for product liability and compliance during COVID-19
Insight 07 Aug 2020

Amidst increased scrutiny by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the ACCC, Australian businesses which manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE), detergents and hand sanitiser must remain on top of changes to product laws in the healthcare space in order to avoid potential liability. ...

Food and beverage law bulletin
Insight 06 Aug 2020

Sugar and alcohol labels under the microscope, including new requirements for alcoholic beverages to display pregnancy labels; minimising regulatory risk regarding misleading conduct on the sale and promotion of food products; COVID-19 and food; and class actions in the sector. ...

Balancing compliance and enforcement with viability and recovery
Insight 14 Jul 2020

The latest guidance from the FWO reiterates the importance of proactively reviewing and improving workplace relations systems to ensure they are fit for purpose. ...

Responding to COVID-19: your questions answered
Insight 13 Jul 2020

In light of the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), many businesses are confronted with questions about the legal and regulatory implications. Here we address the most pressing questions being asked across the business landscape. ...

Recent amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW)
Insight 09 Jul 2020

Recent amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) significantly increase the range of conduct that could constitute a Category 1 offence. Companies should ensure their systems and processes are suitably reviewed in light of these amendments. ...

Court gives green light to FWO to pursue insolvent employer
Insight 09 Jul 2020

The Federal Court's decision signals a willingness of courts to permit the FWO to continue pursuing employers for wage underpayments, where such pursuit is in the public interest, and despite the insolvency of the employer. ...

Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures)
Insight 09 Jul 2020

The Federal Government has amended the paid parental leave scheme, which will enable greater flexibility for eligible working parents in how they take their paid parental leave. ...

Legislating the right to work – an overview of ACT's Human Rights (Workers Rights) Amendment Act 2020
Insight 09 Jul 2020

The new right to work protections mean that ACT legislatures, government agencies and the Legislative Assembly will need to consider these additional HRA rights when developing and implementing legislation and policy. ...

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