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Daylight saving starts on the weekend
Find out what employees get if they work overnight when daylight saving starts.
High Court decision: accrual of personal/carer’s leave
On 13 August 2020, the High Court of Australia handed down a decision in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2020] HCA 29 about the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave under ...
Changes to the Parental Leave Pay Scheme
From 1 July 2020, eligible employees can split their Parental Leave Pay (PLP) so they take it over 2 periods within 2 years.
Modern Award Review: Changes to some awards from 1 July
As part of their Modern Award Review, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) has made some changes to the Social, Aged Care, Building and Construction, Joinery, Mobile Crane, Miscellaneous and Re ...
The Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages. This will apply to all award wages.
Translate coronavirus & Australian workplace laws information into your language
Use the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website translator to read essential information about workplace laws during coronavirus in your language.
How coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected our services
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on Australian workplaces, we have adjusted our services to meet the changing needs of our customers.
Clerks Award flexibility during outbreak of coronavirus
On 28 March 2020, the Fair Work Commission made a determination varying the Clerks Award. The temporary new Schedule I adds award flexibility during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more.
Hospitality Award flexibility during the outbreak of coronavirus – Schedule L
On 24 March 2020, the Fair Work Commission made a determination varying the Hospitality Award. The temporary new Schedule L adds award flexibility during the outbreak of coronavirus.
Workplace rights and obligations in your language
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