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Jul

17

Award Modernisation

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Award Modernisation Award modernisation refers to the nationalisation and modification of the award (wage) based system in Australia. The effect of this was to reduce the number of awards that exist and operate in the workplace, but still cover all industries, with a “miscellaneous” modern award to cover certain employees who are not otherwise covered […]

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Jul

17

Enterprise Agreements

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Fair Work Act 2009 The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) brought about some significant changes to blanket agreements. From 1 July 2009, all the existing various forms of collective agreements were replaced by the “enterprise agreement”.   Enterprise agreements An enterprise agreement is a registered instrument which sets out the terms and conditions of […]

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Jul

17

Unfair Dismissal Under the Fair Work Act 2009

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Unfair Dismissal Under The Fair Work Act Most of the provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (“the Act”), including the new unfair dismissal rules took effect on 1 July 2009. The remaining provisions, including the commencement of the new National Employment Standards and modernised awards commenced on 1 January 2010. Commencement of unfair dismissal […]

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Jul

17

All Non Public Queensland Employers Now Covered by the Fair Work Act

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The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Act 2009 (Qld) (“the Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 11 November 2009 and the provisions took effect on 1 January 2010. The Act refers the power to make laws in respect of all employers in Queensland from the Queensland Government to the Commonwealth Government, […]

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Jul

17

Adverse Action

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Adverse Actions and the Fair Work Act 2009 The Fair Work Act 2009 (“FWA”) has introduced the concept of an “adverse action” as an alternative remedy to unfair dismissal. Under the FWA employees and employers are entitled to bring an adverse action claim where a “workplace right” has been breached, or a breach is being threatened. There are […]

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