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June 15, 2019

A long wait… The Fair Work Commission is currently taking five months to process agreements. Agreements lodged in September/October 2018 are currently being processed for approval.

Minimum Engagements… The Modern Award minimum engagements for casuals, part time and...

June 15, 2019

The recent decision in Applications by CPB Contractors Pty Limited & John Holland Pty Ltd [2019] FWC 1122 (21 February 2019) has examined eligibility requirement to enter into a Greenfield agreement, specifically the fine line between preparatory works and works in the...

June 15, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has released their decision regarding the increase to the 2019 National Minimum Wage. The decision provides for a 3% increase to the minimum wage rates in the Modern Awards. This increase will apply from the first pay period on or after 1 July...

September 24, 2018

2018

All States

  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day

  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

Queensland and New South Wales

  • Monday 1 October – Queen’s Birthday / Labour Day

Victoria

  • Friday 28 September – AFL Grand Final

  • Tuesday 6 November – Melbourne Cu...

September 24, 2018

FWC Approval Trends

The trends in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) approval process arising from the central assessment team are as follows:

  • The deduction of pay – The FWC advises that such clauses are inconsistent with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). There are limited s...

September 24, 2018

A Time to Review Casual Engagements

In a recent Federal Court decision that may have major implications for Companies in the construction industry, especially Labour Hire Companies, the definition of a casual employee has been called into question. The Full Federal Cou...

September 24, 2018

What does 'apply best practice' mean?

Queensland Procurement Policy

The Queensland Procurement Policy 2018 was quietly uploaded to the Queensland government’s website on 3 August 2018.

The Policy provides for the application of ‘best practice principles’ for all major pro...

September 24, 2018

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) commenced on 16th of April of this year. The Act establishes a mandatory licensing scheme for labour hire Employers, including providers based interstate or overseas who supply workers in Queensland.

While many Labour Hire provid...

February 9, 2018

Kawanna Salary is a region specific  online salary benchmarking and remuneration service  for the construction , contracting and mining sectors.  Kawanna Salary will absorb the annual Drayton’s Civil Construction Remuneration Survey.

The sectors covered are a...

February 9, 2018

The trends in enterprise bargaining are still providing low wage growth of approximately 2.5% average annual wage increase. As a result of collective bargaining and union or third party involvement, enterprise agreements tend to provide a higher wage outcome than the a...

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