Jurisdiction: Australia

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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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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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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Australia: Bargaining under the Fair Work Act – our 2018 edition

This week we launch the 2018 edition of Bargaining under the Fair Work Act and highlight findings from our recent Australian bargaining survey. Click here to discover more.

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Australia: Employment Taxes Update – April 2018

Our colleagues at Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have published their April update on Employment Taxes. Click here to discover more.

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Australia: Queensland notifies Labour Hire Licensing Regulation

The Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (Qld) was notified Friday, 6 April 2018. Key matters addressed in the Regulation are: exclusions from the scheme established in the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld); and detail of the operational requirements of … Continue reading

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Australia: Public consultation now open: The model WHS Act is under review

Safe Work Australia is undertaking an examination and report on the content and operation of the model WHS Act.

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