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Permanent amendments have now been made to Long Service Leave Legislation in NSW to provide greater flexibility for employers and employees. The amendments will: Enable an employer and a worker to agree to the employee taking long service, either in advance or accrued of periods not less than 1 day;Provide workers who do not have...
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The High Court has recently provided clarity on determining if a person is a contractor or employee.  The analysis is now by reference to the terms of the workplace contract. Previously, the courts would characterise the workplace relationship by considering factors beyond the terms of the workplace contract. Such factors included the level of supervision,...
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The amendments to the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act have now come into effect. The object of the changes was to support workplaces and workers to address sexual harassment claims and include miscarriages as a reason for a person to access compassionate leave. The major changes to the act are...
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As of 27 September 2021, new amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 have come into force, altering the obligations of employers for their casual employees and changes to their entitlements.  You will need to:  ensure you have provided the Casual Employment Information Statement to casual employees;  determine if you have an obligation to offer...
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