This is an update to our blog ‘Family Violence: accommodating victims through modern awards’. New laws providing employees with 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave have recently … [Read more...] about Paid Family and Domestic Violence leave
Fair Work Act 2009
Paid personal/carer’s leave The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provides for personal/carer’s leave for employees other than casual employees. For each year of service with an employer as a part time or … [Read more...] about I need to care for a family member, can I take personal leave?
Under section 611 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the rule generally is that each party pays their own costs associated with the conciliation. This means that if you obtain a settlement at the … [Read more...] about Costs in a Fair Work Commission conciliation conference
If your employer wants you to work or you are already working casual hours and you are a trainee, your employer is not following the law. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) led to the introduction of the … [Read more...] about Can I be a casual trainee?
The Fair Work Ombudsman is a government agency created by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) which is responsible for ensuring that employers, businesses, business owners comply with their employment … [Read more...] about What does the Fair Work Ombudsman do?
*** Please note that this information has been flagged as out of date. Please refer to our blog 'Paid Family and Domestic Violence leave' for more current information *** In Australia the law is … [Read more...] about Family violence: accommodating victims through modern awards
As employment lawyers we are often asked about redundancy. Many employers mistakenly assume that redundancy only relates to redundancy pay and look at section 119 of the Fair Work Act for the amount … [Read more...] about Redundancy – it’s not only about redundancy pay