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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.

Update: Federal Industrial Relations Bill Receives Royal Assent

By Chao Ni, Principal,  James Sanders, Senior Associate, Herbert Fischbacher, Principal and Jennifer Sung, Lawyer On 18 March 2021, Parliament passed a stripped down version of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020) (the Bill). This Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March 2021. This means that changes made to…