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Upcoming Penalty Rate changes for Retail Casual Employees from 1 March 2020

Penalty Changes – Retail Casual Employees On 1 March 2020, the following changes in the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA) will take effect for casual employees:   Weekday Evening (after 6:00pm) Penalty Rates (inclusive of casual loading) Current 135 per cent From 1 March 2020 140 per cent From 1 October 2020 145 per…

New Annualised Wage Arrangement Provisions to be inserted into 21 Modern Awards

*IMPORTANT* NEW ANNUALISED WAGE ARRANGEMENT PROVISIONS TO BE INSERTED INTO 21 MODERN AWARDS By Renee Karakinos, Lawyer & James Sanders, Associate, MST Lawyers                                                                                                                                        Do you employ full-time salaried employees in Australia? Are those employees covered by a modern award? If they are, then your business may be affected by the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision…

New Industrial Manslaughter Laws to come into effect in Victoria

New Industrial Manslaughter Laws to come into effect in Victoria by  Renee Karakinos, Lawyer and Chao Ni, Principal, MST Lawyers The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and other matters) Bill 2019 (workplace manslaughter laws) received royal assent on 3 December 2019 to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and Workplace…

VICTORIAN LABOUR HIRE LICENSE REGISTRATION AMNESTY PERIOD

The Labour Hire Authority has advised that they are accepting late labour hire license applications from compliant providers (without penalty).