Our Employment and Industrial Relations team acts for government and corporate entities, including employers of all sizes from SME’s and NFP’s through to multinational companies. We assist our clients to resolve a wide range of issues, including:
In this article, we outline key elements of the recent Wage Theft Bill 2020 (Vic) and briefly discuss the conflict it has with potential federal legislation in the area.
The Fair Work Commission recently advised of a number of financial changes effective from 1 July 2020.
A cruise operator has been found to have acted lawfully when it stood down a marine superintendent and 106 other employees, after transferring some of their duties to the 50% of staff that were not stood down.
Following the workplace safety principles released by National Cabinet in late April, Safe Work Australia (SWA) has continued to develop their online hub to be a one-stop-shop for pandemic-specific safety needs for large employers, small businesses and workers.
DWF, the global legal business has appointed Melbourne-based George Haros as a Principal Lawyer to bolster the business’s growing national employment capability.
On 19 March 2020, Queensland Parliament passed the Resources Safety and Health Queensland Act 2020 (Qld) (RSHQ Act), establishing a new resources regulator, Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ).
In late April 2020, new guidelines were released by the Prime Minister’s National Cabinet for businesses to develop cultures and strategies on preparing for the safe return to workplaces.
On 9 April 2020, the Federal Government released the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Rules 2020 (the JobKeeper Rules), which confirm the eligibility requirements for employers to receive the JobKeeper payment.