Labor Party IR Policy Announced (Sort Of)

I had been waiting anxiously to advise all Workplace Advisory Group clients and readers of this blog about the industrial relations policy that a Shorten Labor Government would implement when it took office. I’d hoped the ALP National Conference would give me some meaty content upon which to blog. I got that wrong! Bill Shorten has announced the IR policy…

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Industry Bargaining: Will it Destroy Enterprise Bargaining?

When this writer first came into Industrial Relations the notion of “enterprise bargaining” did not exist. Wages were determined by the Award system. Wage negotiations were conducted by trade unions talking to major employers and industry associations, usually in that order! Unions would attempt to secure their desired deal by pressuring a small number of major companies and then moving…

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Is Leave Loading payable on termination of employment?

If you are an employer who has been employing people under Australian laws for many years you will definitely remember the days when employees were paid Leave Loading on termination in fairly limited circumstances. So, fast forward to September 2018 and abandon those memories! S. 90(2) of the Fair Work Act 2009 seemed to sneak up on employers without anyone…

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