New Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Legislation – Everything You Need To Know

New Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Legislation – Everything You Need To Know

A 2015 Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work found evidence of exploitation of workers in the labour hire industry. The Inquiry resulted in many recommendations including the establishment of a labour hire licensing scheme in Victoria to protect vulnerable labour hire workers. With new legislation coming into play later this year, this article explains the effects on the industry.

Employment Law Update : 1 July 2018 Updated Key Thresholds

July 1 is the beginning of the new financial year; bringing with it new legislation. This article sets out key minimum wage and superannuation thresholds and other key figures relevant for workplace laws.

Employment Law Update — Minimum Wage Increase

The Fair Work Commission minimum wage panel decision of 1 June 2018 announced a 3.5% increase to the Federal Minimum Wage Rate.

The decision lifts the federal weekly minimum wage from $18.29 per hour ($694.90 per week) to $18.93 per hour ($719.20 per week). 

The increase in minimum wages will take effect from the first full pay period commencing on or after Sunday, 1 July 2018.

Introduction to the new Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic)

The Victorian parliament has passed the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic) (LSL Act 2018) that is set to supersede the the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) (LSL Act 1992).

This article explains the key changes to long service leave rules and when they will come into effect.