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Legislation Updates January 2024

Legislation Updates January 2024

Superannuation Entitlements Embedded in the NES From 1 January 2024, the National Employment Standards (NES)  include a right to superannuation contributions. This means that unpaid or underpaid superannuation can be enforced under the Fair Work...

Increased Flexibility for Authorised Salary Deductions

Increased Flexibility for Authorised Salary Deductions

From 30 December 2023, employees will be able to authorise salary deductions made by their employer that are: recurring for amounts that vary from time to time. This means an employee can make a single written authorisation that allows their...

Superannuation Entitlements Embedded in the NES

Superannuation Entitlements Embedded in the NES

From 1 January 2024, the National Employment Standards (NES) will include a right to superannuation contributions. This means that unpaid or underpaid superannuation can be enforced under the Fair Work Act by more employees. Employers already have...

IR Legislation Summary FY23

IR Legislation Summary FY23

The last 12 months have seen an unprecedented amount of change in the IR legislation landscape.  Keeping abreast of it all is challenging enough, let alone understanding how or what you need to implement in your workplace. To assist our clients,...

Slaying the Zombie

Slaying the Zombie

If you have a Zombie Agreement, the 6th December 2023 deadline is looming for having your next plan in place on how you engage your employees. As a refresher, your three options are: 1. Negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement 2. Apply for an extension...

Changes to Flexible Work Requests – 6 June 2023

Changes to Flexible Work Requests – 6 June 2023

The Secure Jobs Better Pay Bill next round of changes are due to take effect on 6 June 2023, including provisions which will result in more employees being able to access flexible working arrangements. The key changes are an expanded scope for...

Prepare for Minimum Wage Rate & Superannuation Changes

Prepare for Minimum Wage Rate & Superannuation Changes

Fair Work Minimum Wage Decision Pending  It is that time of year again … we are starting to monitor the discussions and potential outcomes of Fair Work’s decision on changes to the national minimum wage.  Decisions are typically released in...

6th June 2023 Deadline for Zombie Agreement Notification Letters

6th June 2023 Deadline for Zombie Agreement Notification Letters

If you are an employer with a have a pre-2010 agreement that covers one or more employees (also known a ‘zombie agreement’), you are required to notify affected employees in writing about the sunsetting of the agreement. You must do this before 7...

Significant Changes to the Professional Employees Award

Significant Changes to the Professional Employees Award

The Fair Work Commission has recently amended the Professional Employees Award 2020 (the Award) to include:   the entitlement to be paid overtime or receive time off in lieu of overtime for working in excess of 38 hours per week;  penalty rates for...

Changes to Paid Parental Leave

Changes to Paid Parental Leave

The Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Improvements for Families and Gender Equality) Bill 2022 passed on 6 March 2023. Key changes to the Paid Parental Leave scheme include: Extending parental leave pay from 18 weeks to 20 weeks from 1 July 2023, with...

Zombie Workplace Agreements on notice

Zombie Workplace Agreements on notice

Article courtesy of Smart Company Businesses reliant on more than 100,000 zombie agreements have been put on notice by the Fair Work Commission (FWC), thanks to a massive spreadsheet of ageing workplace agreements set to automatically dissolve at...

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