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Changes to the Real Estate Award
The Fair Work Commission has changed how commission-only payments apply in the Real Estate Award. Read on to find out what these changes mean for you.
Changes to the Horticulture Award
On 2 April 2019, the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision to change the Horticulture Award.
End of daylight saving
Find out what employees get paid if they work when daylight saving time ends.
Flexible working arrangements can benefit both employers and employees
Learn about requests for flexible working arrangements.
Cultural & religious holidays
Lots of religious and cultural holidays observed in Australia aren’t recognised public holidays. This means that your employees may wish to take time off work to celebrate these holidays.
New Fair Work regulation clarifies offsetting rules for casual loading payments
The Government has varied the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to clarify that employers, in certain circumstances, may claim that an employee's casual loading payments should be offset against certain NES ...
New unpaid family & domestic violence leave entitlement
On 11 December 2018 the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2018 (the Act) received Royal Assent by the Governor-General. The Act will take effect from 12 December 2018.
Changes to workplace laws for franchisors and holding companies
There have been recent changes to workplace laws that affect certain franchisors and holding companies. Find out what they are and if they apply to you.
Changes to help protect vulnerable workers
On 15 September 2017 the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 took effect. Find out what the changes are, who they affect and what they mean for you.
Changes to penalty rates in some awards
On 23 February 2017, the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision to vary certain penalty rates in some hospitality and retail modern awards.

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