WORKPLACE RELATIONS NEWS – DECEMBER 2021

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CHANGES TO AWARDS CASUAL MINIMUM DAILY ENGAGEMENT UNDER THE RETAIL AWARD The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has clarified, that the minimum daily Engagement for a Casual Employee under the Retail Award, is 3 hours or 1.5 hours in certain circumstances, as set out in the Award.  Refer to Retail Award >>https://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000004#P361_27497   ELECTRICAL […]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS NEWS

RESPECT AT WORK REFORMS On the 11th September 2021 the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 (Respect at Work Amendment Act) took effect.   ORDERS TO STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT The Fair Work Commission has the jurisdiction to allow an eligible Worker, who believes that they’ve been Sexually Harassed at Work by one or more individuals, […]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS NEWS – NOVEMBER 2021

TACKLING COVID-19 VACCINATION HESITANCY IN THE WORKPLACE As an Employer, it’s a good idea to encourage Employees to get Vaccinated for COVID-19, both for the health of your Workplace and to help end lockdowns and restrictions. What do you do if there is a general reluctance or delay, with Employees getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Here […]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS NEWS – LOCKDOWN UPDATE

STAND DOWNS & ENFORCEABLE GOVERNMENT DIRECTIONS On Friday 15 October, on the Premier of Tasmania, Peter Gutwein, announced a 3 day lockdown from 6pm, 15 October 2021 in Southern Tasmania.   Based on the information provided by the Fair Work Ombudsman, this meets the requirement for Employers to stand their Employees down.  Employers can stand down Employees […]