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The 2021 casual employment changes – what do employers need to know?

A number of sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual workers were recently amended. If you are an employer, there are 3 key things that you need to be aware of! 1. There is now a definition of ‘casual employee’ in the Fair Work Act. Until this legislation … Continue reading

Christmas shutdown – can you force your staff to use annual leave?

It’s common for many businesses to shut down over the Christmas/New Year period, but whether you are able to direct your employees to use their leave over this period will depend on their Award. The amount of notice you must give is also Award-dependent, along with whether, and how, you … Continue reading

New laws affecting employers of casual staff

Do you employ casual staff? If the answer is yes, this information is vitally important for your business! The Federal Government has recently introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (“regulation”). This regulation was introduced in response to the Workpac v Skene (2018) decision. Whilst this regulation … Continue reading

Christmas shutdown and staff entitlements:

If you own a business and want to shut down over Christmas and New Year, there is nothing stopping you from doing this. However, make sure you understand any obligations you have that will continue during this time. If you decide to close down, you must still pay your full-time … Continue reading

The importance of terms of business for recruitment businesses

It is imperative for recruitment businesses to ensure that their Terms of Business are up-to-date, legally compliant and enforceable. Terms of Business are a legal document commonly used in the recruitment industry to form an agreement between a recruitment business/agency and their client. This agreement sets out the legal relationship … Continue reading

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