Jurisdiction: Australia

Australia: Labour Hire Licensing in Victoria – Consultation on draft regulations

On 7 August 2018, the Victorian Government opened a period of public consultation for the exposure draft Regulations under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic). Submissions are due by close of business on 5 September 2018. A brief summary … Continue reading

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Australia: Employment Taxes Update

Our colleagues at Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have released their Employment Taxes Update (April to July 2018 edition).

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Filed under Employment-related claims- procedure and form, Jurisdiction: Australia

Australia: Federal Modern Slavery bill introduced to parliament

Closely following the passage of the NSW Modern Slavery Act on 21 June 2018 (NSW Act), a federal Modern Slavery Bill was introduced to Parliament on 28 June 2018. Debate on the Bill has been adjourned until the next Parliamentary … Continue reading

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Australia: Modern slavery legislation introduced into NSW

New South Wales has become the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce specific modern slavery legislation. The NSW Modern Slavery Act (NSW Act) is distinct from the proposed federal Act, which is expected to be tabled for debate in the federal … Continue reading

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Australia: Labour Hire Licensing Scheme enacted in Victoria

The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (Vic) (Bill) was passed on 20 June 2018. A commencement date has not yet been proclaimed. We expect it will be soon, but if no date is proclaimed the legislation will commence no later … Continue reading

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Australia: The current position on industrial manslaughter by state and territory

We are witnessing a clear escalation in regulatory activity across Australia, most recently and very topical is the new Industrial Manslaughter (IM) offence. Where a business is found to have negligently caused the death of a worker, the possible consequences … Continue reading

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Is there a role for ADR in employment disputes?

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series is a unique and ambitious initiative to inform how civil and commercial disputes are resolved in the 21st century, collating views from over 4000 people at 28 conferences spanning 24 countries worldwide. Herbert Smith Freehills teamed … Continue reading

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Australia: What employers need to know about upcoming changes to long service leave in Victoria

Victoria introduces new Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Act) In our previous post here, we discussed the proposed changes to existing long service leave entitlements for Victorian employees. Since then, minor amendments to the Bill were introduced and on 8 … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Australia, Terms of employment contracts, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks), Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

Australia: Key employment tax changes announced in the Federal Budget

Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have highlighted the above key changes employers should be aware of following the Federal Budget announcement in May 2018.

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Australia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Australia: Latest Data on Enterprise Bargaining Wages Trends – December 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for October-December 2017 was released by the Department of Jobs and Small Business in the first week of May 2018. If you have enterprise agreement negotiations coming up in 2018, this data may … Continue reading

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Filed under Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils, Jurisdiction: Australia