Australia: In the crosshairs – ACCC confirms review of no-poach provisions in employment contracts

As noted in our 27 March 2023 Employment Note, the Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, Andrew Leigh MP (Leigh) recently requested advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) about the competitive impacts of non-compete post-employment restraints. Leigh suggests that non-compete clauses in employment contracts hampers job mobility and wage growth, and … Read more

Australia: New shutdown rules for 78 modern awards

New changes to apply from May 2023 impact the way employers implement annual shutdowns The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has varied 78 modern awards as part of the Commission’s 4-yearly review of modern awards process by replacing existing shutdown clauses with a new model term. See the full list of varied awards at the bottom … Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Ep 1: Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting – A Race for Data

In the first of our new Diversity and Inclusion Podcast Series, Christine Young, David Palmer and Trainee Solicitor Abbi Foster discuss the current state of play with UK Ethnicity Pay Reporting, and what employers should be doing to prepare for mandatory reporting, should it become law.   To receive future podcasts in this series direct … Read more