Wage theft, we have not forgotten about you!
While the employment landscape has largely been focused on dealing with the challenges associated with COVID-19, State Governments have made it clear that wage theft has not gone unnoticed. Now more than ever, with criminal legislation being implemented, it is vital that employers get it right.
Don’t let Procedural Fairness let you down!
Regardless of how clear the outcome may appear, the need for employers to follow due processes when making a decision to dismiss an employee, is paramount. Failure to do so may expose your organisation to an unfair dismissal matter. These three recent cases highlight the importance of following procedural fairness.
JobKeeper modified & extended for 6 months
On 21 July 2020 the Morrison Government announced a 6 month extension to the JobKeeper payment scheme for businesses that continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19. From 28 September 2020 a modified two tier JobKeeper scheme will be available for eligible businesses (including self employed and not-for-profits). This scheme will continue until 28 March 2021. Find out more and if you're eligible here.
FWC ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW DECISION 2019 – 2020
The Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel has awarded a 1.75% increase to the national minimum wage and the minimum wages in Modern Awards. However, the increase will apply to different groups of Modern Awards from different dates in order to accommodate for the adverse effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.