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FWC provisional view – 10-day paid family and domestic violence leave entitlement

18 May 2022

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) formed the provisional view on 16 May 2022 that modern awards should contain an entitlement to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave (FDV).

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Mandatory Vaccination

Extension of Victorian Mandatory Vaccination requirements and booster shot requirements

13 January 2022

The Victorian Government has again extended Mandatory Vaccination requirements for workers and operators of specified facilities from 11.59pm 12 January 2022 under the Pandemic Orders1.

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HR Hot Tip – new powers of the FWC in hearing sexual harassment matters

30 November 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Workplace Relations Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most commonly asked questions by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements.

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HR Hot Tip – casual employees, changes to the IR Omnibus bill, and the new information statements.

06 October 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Workplace Relations Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most commonly asked questions by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements.

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HR Hot Tip – Victorian wage theft laws. What does it mean for employers?

16 September 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Workplace Relations Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most commonly asked questions by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements.

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Rossato

Rossato – the High Court says ‘casual’ means ‘casual’

24 August 2021

Businesses, large and small, rely on casual employees to provide flexibility to cater for erratic changes in trading conditions.

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HR Hot Tip – Do I have to pay superannuation to contractors and does the super guarantee percentage apply?

12 August 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Workplace Relations Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most commonly asked questions by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements.

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HR Hot Tip – Flexible working arrangements. Who can request them?

22 July 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most common questions asked by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements, especially as business begins to transition back into the office.

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HR Hot Tip – Is the employer obliged to set up office equipment at home as well as at the office?

23 June 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most common questions asked by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements, especially as business begins to transition back into the office.

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HR Hot Tip – Face masks and Personal Protective Equipment: as an employer, am I required to provide face masks to employees?

03 June 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Associate Stephanie Shahine who answers some of the most common questions asked by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ Health and Safety requirements, especially as business begins to transition back into the office.

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Vaccination

No vaccination jab, no job?

14 May 2021

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has recently handed down two significant decisions which turn to the question of whether requiring an employee to receive an influenza vaccination is a lawful and reasonable direction.

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HR Hot Tip – Safe workplaces: COVID-19 tests and staff quarantine

06 May 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most common questions asked by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements, especially as business begins to transition back into the office.

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HR Hot Tip – Can a business direct staff to return to work?

16 April 2021

Welcome to our series of HR interviews with Associate Stephanie Shahine, who answers some of the most common questions asked by HR managers regarding employees’ legal entitlements and employers’ health and safety requirements, especially as business begins to transition back into the office.

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Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill update

30 March 2021

Significant amendments to the proposed Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (the Bill) were circulated and passed on 17 March 2021 at the Senate.

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