Australia: High income threshold now $153,600

From 1 July 2020, the high income threshold will be increased to $153,600. This amount is significant for 3 reasons: Unfair dismissal eligibility: Employees may have access to unfair dismissal if their annual rate of earnings is less than the high income threshold. Unfair dismissal compensation cap: Half the amount of the high income threshold … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update June 2020

As workplaces are slowly beginning to re-open, new challenges arise for employment law and HR teams. Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the various measures introduced by the Department of Labour and Employment measures introduced in the Philippines, to preserve employment during the Covid-19 pandemic the conflicting views around whether the … Read more

Australia: COVID-19 –This week in Employment (19 June 2020)

As restrictions continue to ease, this week has seen the Fair Work Commission hand down a number of Covid-19 related decisions, while the Federal Government continues to debate and pass legislation aimed at easing the social and economic impact of Covid-19. More information on the various developments in the employment space this week are outlined … Read more

UK Covid-19: further guidance on partial furlough published

At 9pm yesterday (12 June) HMRC published updated guidance to reflect the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to permit flexible furlough from 1 July and require increasing levels of employer contribution from 1 August.  These changes were announced on 29 May and further guidance was promised by 12 June.  In fact, many of … Read more

Australia: COVID-19 – This week in Employment (12 June 2020)

This week, the NSW Government released the new ‘COVID Safe business’ tool – designed to assist businesses in promoting their COVID Safe credentials, as normal operations continue to resume. More information on the various developments in the employment space this week are outlined below. As always, a reminder that at any time you can access … Read more

UK: recent additions to Employment Notes

Employment law news over the last few months has inevitably been dominated by Covid-19 developments, which we have covered in numerous posts on this blog.  This update provides links to our recent posts on other developments.  These include April 2020 legislative changes, new EHRC harassment guidance, Government consultations on proposed new rights and Law Commission … Read more

Australia: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

On 5 March 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission released its fourth national survey on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. The report has wide-ranging implications for employers – from a policy perspective and what it means to the culture of the workplace. In case you missed it, the Employment, IR and Safety team hosted a … Read more