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Powers of the Wage Inspectorate Victoria to enforce the Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic)

Author: Chao Ni, Principal From 1 July 2021, employees in Victoria will have available at their disposal an additional method in which they can ‘prosecute’ their employer for underpayment of wages (or entitlements) under the new Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic) (the Act). See our earlier article on the new criminal offences that are created…

Upcoming Changes to Superannuation

On 1 July 2021, the superannuation guarantee rate will increase from 9.5% to 10%.

This is part of the previously legislated staged increases to the superannuation guarantee which has been maintained by the Federal Government in its 2021 Federal Budget.

The Fair Work Commission announces a 2.5% minimum wage increase for FY21/22

The Fair Work Commission minimum wage panel decision of 16 June 2021 announced a 2.5% increase to the National Minimum Wage.

EMPLOYEE V CONTRACTOR CHARACTERISATION – MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Employers continue to struggle with the notion of when, and in what circumstances, an individual can be properly regarded as a contractor, and not an employee, to their business.