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MST Lawyers’ COVID-19 Employment Law Guide

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up unprecedented challenges for governments and businesses alike. In this time of uncertainty it is crucial that employers are prepared for the possible impacts of the virus and remain aware of their workplace obligations. Prepared by MST Lawyer’s employment law experts, our COVID-19 Employment Law Guide…

Employment Law Update – Summer 2020

New Victorian Workplace Manslaughter Laws In 2017, Queensland introduced industrial manslaughter laws following the tragic death of two workers at the Eagle Farm Racecourse and four visitors at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast. The Daniel Andrews led Victorian Labor Party then promised to introduce industrial manslaughter laws as part of its election promise…

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…