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.
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions & Australian Border Lockdowns
The current travel restrictions and border closures that have been put into place to slow the spread of coronavirus are having a significant impact on our economy and residents. Entry into Australia is only permitted to persons who are eligible for an exemption. Learn more and how Mapien Migration can help.
Immigration matters | Temporary Visa Holders impacted by COVID-19 in the workplace
On Saturday, 4th April 2020, the Australian Government announced some changes with welcome news for temporary skilled visa holders. This announcement is one that many have been waiting on for some weeks now, and assists employers with managing the COVID-19 related economic impacts for individuals on employer sponsored temporary visas.