Enterprise Bargaining

Employers and franchisors need to be aware of the significant changes they will need to make in the short term after the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed this week. These amendments are scheduled to commence in the next couple of weeks. What are the changes? Once these changes to the Fair […]

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The new financial year has brought important changes to the national minimum wage, minimum wage rates in modern awards, penalty rates in select modern awards, the high income threshold for unfair dismissal access, high income guarantees and maximum civil penalties that employers should be aware of. Set out below is a summary of these changes […]

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Now that the Federal Government has secured cross-bench support to make some critical changes to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code), building contractors need to make sure all enterprise agreements (EAs) are Code compliant before they tender for any new federally-funded construction work.  Prudent building contractors will act now. […]

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A contractor will soon be ineligible to bid for Commonwealth-funded construction projects unless its enterprise agreement (EA) is accompanied by a letter from Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) declaring that the EA is not inconsistent with the Building Code 2013 (Code). New arrangements – FWBC to test Code compliance On 6 May 2016, the […]

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