The NSW Business Chamber has sought for the Fair Work Commission to vary a number of modern awards by the insertion of a ‘Micro Business Schedule’ which would apply to businesses employing fewer than 5 people.
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Managing sick and injured employees
‘How to handle both short term and long term sick leave’
Sick leave is an inevitable part of any employment relationship but short unexplained absences or long periods of leave can be disruptive for business. How do you handle sick leave? How effective is your current leave policy? Do you know what information you can legally ask your employees for?
PCC Lawyers hosted their quarterly seminar at the College of Law on 12th February 2015. This time, the subject was Contracts of Employments, specificially discussion of what terms should, and should not, be contained in effective contracts.
The Australian Retailers Association and the National Retail Association have made submissions to the Productivity Commission’s review of the Australian workplace relations system, calling for small businesses to be subject to a Small Business Schedule and to be exempt from unfair dismissal laws.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have lodged a claim to the Fair Work Commission this week suggesting provisions to strengthen parental rights at work and potentially reduce the prominence of pregnancy discrimination within the Australian Workforce.
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