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– A Reference Point to learn changes in Australian Employment Law
– Issues Affecting your Business
– Guiding Employers towards Compliance
– Providing Best Practice Solutions for Business
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (COVID-19)
– STAY UPDATED
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has already received 120 applications to deal with JobKeeper Disputes. Unions are expected to test the Provisions in the next few weeks.
The FWC has powers to mediate, conciliate, arbitrate or make recommendations in relation to JobKeeper. The FWC can give effect to JobKeeper Enabling Directions.
The ATO deals with disputes about who is eligible to participate in the scheme.
The Victorian Trades Hall Council recently launched its https://www.jobscammer.com.au website. This website invites workers to ‘dob in your dodgy boss’ allegedly rorting the scheme. It has received 250 responses so far.
– The All Groups CPI for the year ending 31st March 2020 was 2.2%
– The Hobart CPI for the year ending 31st March was 3.4%
Annually at the All Groups level, all capital cities rose ranging from Darwin (+1.5%) to Hobart (+3.4%). Annual movements in all capital cities increased in the March quarter and 6 cities had an annual movement of 2.0% or higher.
Drought, bushfires and pandemic panic-buying have contributed to the highest annual Consumer Price Index inflation since 2014, according to ABS.
20 MODERN AWARDS EXTENSIVELY VARIED
The FWC is extensively varying existing Awards as a result of the 4-yearly review of Modern Awards. The Modern Awards will be varied in 3 tranches during 2020.
Please ensure you are using the latest version of the Modern Award that covers your Employees.
Please contact us, if you have any queries or require any Assistance.
We wish you & your family all the very best through this unprecedented time.
BE IN TUNE
– Ensure your Business is Compliant with current Australian Employment Law. Has your Business had a yearly Compliance Check? Ensure your internal operations are efficient, effective and compliant. A solid Employment Framework should protect your Business in the event of a claim.
– Please contact us if you have any Queries.
– Phone or E-mail Tania for Clarity and Peace of Mind, so you can focus on growing your Business.