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Increase in Labour Inspectors

Posted by Madeleine Hawkesby on 7 November 2017

The number of Labour Inspectors set to increase to almost double the present number (60) – over the next 3 years.

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Latest Trial Period Case

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Minimum Wage Increase

Posted by Madeleine Hawkesby on 7 November 2017

The incoming Labour-led coalition Government plans to increase the hourly rate incrementally over the next three years to $20 an hour.

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Paid Parental Leave To Be Extended

Posted by Madeleine Hawkesby on 7 November 2017

The Government has announced that parents can look forward to 26 weeks paid parental leave by July 2020 .

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Employee ordered to pay Employer over $100,000

Posted by Madeleine on 17 February 2016

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Managing Bullying in the Workplace

Posted by Madeleine on 17 November 2015

Workplace Bullying Workplace bullying is recognised as a workplace health and safety issue and a potential hazard. Not only can it affect an employee’s health and safety, but it can also have a detrimental impact on the health of the business, by impacting on productivity due to low staff morale, high turnover and increased claims of stress.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has been passed into law and comes into effect on 4 April 2016.

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Settlement Breach Costs Employee

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

Settlement breach costs employee $3000

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New Legislation - improvement of employment standards

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill aims at improving employment legislation in a number of key areas.

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