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An Employers Guide to Super Stapling

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From 1 November 2021, employers will have new obligations regarding superannuation and will need to ensure their employee onboarding processes, payroll systems and contracts comply with the Government’s new “super stapling” requirements.   These requirements will arise where: A new employee starts on or after 1 November 2021; You need to make super guarantee payments […]

Can you direct your employees to get a vaccine?

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Recently, the government has made health directions requiring workers in some industries, such as hospitals and health services and aged care workers, to get a COVID-19 vaccination. There are also increasing directions, which require anyone entering certain areas to be vaccinated.   The question for employers who currently have no government direction is – can […]

High Court Clarifies Casual Employment Rights

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The High Court has clarified the casual employment relationship in its decision on 4 August 2021 in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23. This litigation has been ongoing over the last 3 years and concerned the definition of ‘casual employment’ in relation to a claim made by Mr Rossato.   The High Court […]

Whistleblower Policy: Is Your Company Up-to-Date with the New Legislation Changes?

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Earlier this year, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Act) passed and the new laws took effect on 1 July 2019. The new laws introduced a strong yet simple (well, simpler) regime for protecting whistleblowers to encourage disclosure of crime and misconduct in the private sector.   Part of the regime is […]