Increases to the minimum wage

Category : Articles , Employment Law

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) announced yesterday that they had approved an increase to the national minimum wage (NMW) and minimum wages in Modern Awards by the largest amount in six years.

The announcement followed the FWC’s annual wage review decision, which outlined the wage increase that will take effect from the first full pay period commencing on or after the 1st of July 2017.

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Financial Controller Unfair Dismissal

Motor Dealer ordered to pay compensation after firing an executive for viewing bikini model website.

It is a timely reminder that even though a business may have a valid reason to terminate an employee, the principles of natural justice

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Unfair contract terms, small business, Lawyers advice, Lawyers for Employers

Reminder: Small businesses are now protected against unfair contract terms

In case you missed the announcement on the 12th of November 2016, the Unfair Contract Terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) were extended to cover small business. In effect,

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How will the penalty rates cut impact your business?

As the dust settles surrounding the controversial move by the Fair Work Commission to cut penalty rates, staff and businesses continue to grapple with the implications of the decision.

Employers and employees

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