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The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has decided to vary three health sector awards to include paid pandemic leave for employees in the aged care industry affected by COVID-19. Background On 8 July 2020, the Fair Work Commission preliminarily rejected applications to vary modern awards to include ‘paid pandemic leave’ for employees who […]

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 […]

Award Update: New annualised salary clauses A recent Fair Work Commission decision requires employers to make significant procedural changes to comply with new annualised salary provisions within affected modern awards. Modern Awards: Introduction of model annualised salary clauses The Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has recently issued a decision that affects all modern awards containing annualised […]

We have received a number of client queries in relation to EMA Note Issue 10, which summarised the implications of the Federal Court decision in Mondelez v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union [2019] FCAFC 138 (“Decision”) regarding personal/carer’s leave. The Decision was a significant shift from how many employers have interpreted the entitlement to […]

These are 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 […]