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For Victorian employees, Victoria’s Wage Theft laws are no longer a waste of time and money

For Victorian employees, the Victorian Government’s Wage Theft laws to commence on 1 July 2021, are no longer “A waste of time and money”. In July 2020, Attorney General and Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter hailed Victoria’s Wage Theft laws as “A waste of time and money”.  9 months … Read more about For Victorian employees, Victoria’s Wage Theft laws are no longer a waste of time and money

Time still critical in late dismissal applications

In two separate decisions, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeals by workers for relatively ‘minor’ late applications. In Dennis Obel v Central Desert Regional Council, the Commission at first instance refused an application to extend time for Mr Obel to file his general … Read more about Time still critical in late dismissal applications

Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards?

Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards? On 9 April 2020, the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No.2) Act and Rules 2020 became law. Until 28 September 2020, the Fair Work Act is amended to allow employers who are eligible to receive the Job … Read more about Job Keeper and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). What are Employee safeguards?

Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?

A recent article in the Financial Review published on 21 January 2020 suggested that top tier law firms are reviewing more graduates’ hours and workloads due to potential underpayments (David Marin Guzman & Hannah Wootton, published on 21 Jan 2020, Financial Review).¹  Further, it has been … Read more about Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?