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    Navigating the Risks of Underpayment in 2024

    Navigating the Risks of Underpayment in 2024

    As we enter the new year, it’s evident that significant shifts in Australian employment law have set the stage for a dynamic landscape in 2024, with no signs of slowing down. The “Closing the Loopholes” legislation, currently before parliament, adds an extra layer of...

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    Criminalising Underpayments – $500 Million Plague

    Criminalising Underpayments – $500 Million Plague

    In a bold move to tackle the rampant issue of intentional underpayment, the Albanese Government is gearing up to introduce Federal laws that will thrust companies and individuals into the fiery crucible of accountability. The battleground is set, and the stakes are...

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    Fixed Term Contracts

    Fixed Term Contracts

    Another change under the current Secure Jobs, Better Pay legislation impacts fixed-term contracts. Fixed-term contracts may be offered for a specified period of time or until the completion of a set task. Oftentimes, the employee is engaged on a fixed term contract...

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    Fair Work Act Amendment- Close Loopholes Bill

    Fair Work Act Amendment- Close Loopholes Bill

    In 2022 and 2023, the Federal Government introduced the Secure Jobs, Better Pay legislation. This legislation paved the way for substantial changes within Australian workplaces. However, there is more to come with the Closing Loopholes Bill proposed to amend the Fair...

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    Historic Wage Increase

    Historic Wage Increase

    Each year in early June the Fair Work Commission announces the increase to the National Minimum Wage. In 2023 business groups advocated for an average of 3% while unions pushed for a 7% increase. While initially causing some confusion for analysts and employers, the...

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    Flexible Work Arrangements – Key Changes

    Flexible Work Arrangements – Key Changes

    From 6 June 2023, further changes from the Secure Jobs Better Pay legislation come into place. These include significant changes to flexible work arrangements.  The following amendments will be in place: More employees will be eligible to request flexible work...

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