The Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced into Queensland Parliament yesterday to amend the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 (Qld) (the Act). A copy of the Bill can be found here. … Continue reading
The ceaseless trend towards casualisation and new rules of engagement in the gig economy is a modern fact of life. From bicycle couriers to ride sharers and food deliverers, relationships around work continue to fascinate. In the political realm, parliaments … Continue reading
Our colleagues at Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have published an excellent update on Employment Taxes. Click here to discover more.
The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for July-September 2017 was released by the Department of Employment on 10 January 2018. If you have enterprise agreement negotiations coming up in 2018, this data can be useful for benchmarking.
Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (‘Committee’) has handed down its final report in its inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. The inquiry included consideration of the Australian Government’s announcement in August 2017 … Continue reading
Following an inquiry into work arrangements in the labour hire industry, the Victorian Government has recently introduced the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill establishes a licensing scheme for labour hire providers and creates civil and criminal offences … Continue reading
To view our summary of this year’s Top 10 Trends in Employment and Industrial Relations, click here.
On 7 December 2017, the Australian Government took a further step towards whistleblower reform by introducing the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 into the Senate (‘Whistleblower Bill’). The Whistleblower Bill seeks to consolidate whistleblower protections in the … Continue reading
The High Court has confirmed that an enterprise agreement for a new enterprise can be made with existing employees who have agreed to work, but are not at that time actually working, as employees in the new enterprise. The High … Continue reading
In Esso Australia Pty Ltd v The Australian Workers Unions  HCA 54, the High Court of Australia held that: Where a person contravenes an order in relation to an enterprise agreement or matter arising from bargaining, that person remains … Continue reading