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Thinking| 11 Oct 2019
You’ve asked your employee to attend a disciplinary meeting, and they show up with a union official. What should you do next? The presence of union officials in disciplinary meetings can feel like a legal minefield for employers. In this practical guide, we’ll take a look at the differences between a support person and a union representative, and share tips on complying with your legal obligations.
Thinking| 08 Oct 2019
Employees in Victoria are entitled to take long service leave (LSL) after 7 years of continuous employment with one employer. LSL accrues at a rate of one week for every 60 weeks of continuous employment, and applies to full time, part time, casual and seasonal employees, apprentices and trainees (workers). However, from 1 July 2019, […]
Thinking| 26 Jul 2019
n Australia, it’s estimated that around 15,000 people may live in conditions of modern slavery, forced labour, wage exploitation, human trafficking or debt bondage.
Thinking| 25 Jun 2019
From 1 July 2019, Australia will have a new whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Act) aims to encourage ethical whistleblowing and discourage white collar crime, while holding employers accountable for protecting eligible whistleblowers. The Act makes important changes to the Corporations […]
Thinking| 02 Apr 2019
From 15 March 2019, power companies and authorities will need planning approval to build new power lines and electrical sub-stations connecting large-scale electricity generation facilities to the Victorian energy network. The new requirement, created by Amendment VC157, amends the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) and affects all planning schemes. The key change is that the definition […]