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10Jan 2020

The Fair Work Commission has now issued draft determinations for multiple awards that contain annualised salary clauses, and further timetables for others. Most of the revised clauses will commence on 1 March 2020. The changes require significant procedural changes for compliance. In an EMA Note and seminar last year, we alerted employers to new annualised […]

10Jan 2020

In September 2019, the government applied to the High Court for special leave to appeal the landmark Full Federal Court ruling in Mondelez v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union [2019] FCAFC 138 (“Mondelez Decision”) regarding personal/carer’s leave. The High Court has now granted special leave to appeal. In a ruling made […]

17Dec 2019

The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a revised Fair Work Information Statement that must be given to new employees. The Fair Work Commission also recently revised its Form 17 Employer’s Statutory Declaration to be used when filing an enterprise agreement for approval.   The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) requires employers to give every new […]

10Dec 2019

This is EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month.  Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment.  If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may apply […]

10Dec 2019

The Directors and staff of wish you and your families a happy and safe festive season and look forward to continuing our relationship in 2020.Our office will be closed from 1pm Friday, 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday, 6 January 2020. During our shutdown period, any urgent matters can be referred to one […]

10Dec 2019

The first batch of revised modern awards will commence on 4 February 2020. How will it affect your organisation? Starting in 2020, the Fair Work Commission will extensively vary existing awards as a result of the 4-yearly review of modern awards. The first batch of 31 revised awards has now been published. They commence operation […]

13Nov 2019

This is EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month. Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment. If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may apply […]

07Nov 2019

Recent changes to the Corporations Act 2001(Cth) enhance the protections available to whistleblowers and require some organisations to have a compliant whistleblowing policy in place by 1 January 2020.  The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 amended the Corporations Act 2001(Cth) (“Corporations Act”) to enhance the protections available to eligible whistleblowers and increase the obligations and penalties […]

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