Employer Advisory: Clerks Private Sector Award 2020 (COVID-19)

On Saturday, the Fair Work Commission made a determination varying the Clerks Private Sector Award 2020, inserting a new temporary Schedule adding flexibility during the coronavirus outbreak for the period 28 March to 30 June 2020. To view the full press release visit https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/clerks-award-flexibility-during-outbreak-of-coronavirus These are the main changes: Change in Duties Employers can require employees…

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Employee activism grows as unions decline

The adage that employees are both a business’ greatest risk and its greatest asset is never truer than when applied to social media. In an environment where trust in institutions is declining, it is increasingly employees who establish a brand’s trustworthiness through providing a genuine human face to the business. But what happens when employees…

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Wage theft

Expert warns that new work practices make underpayment of staff more likely. Documented cases of wage theft are constantly popping up in the media, from gig economy businesses through to fast food chains and service stations, and businesses are being exposed for underpaying their staff. However, it’s rarer to see stories about higher paid workers…

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