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New sexual harassment protections take effect
New protections have been included in the Fair Work Act 2009 to address sexual harassment at work.
Loaded rates added to Hospitality Award
On 3 September 2021, the Fair Work Commission made a decision that added loaded rate arrangements to the Hospitality Award. Find out more.
New online training for franchises
If you’re an employer operating a franchise and need help understanding workplace laws, we have new training courses to help you.
Temporary workplace flexibility in Restaurant Award
From 11 August 2021, there are new temporary flexibility provisions in the Restaurant Award.
Annual Wage Review 2021
Following the Annual Wage Review 2021, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage.
New Employer Advisory Service for small business
Our new Employer Advisory Service (EAS) is a free service for small businesses that launched 1 July 2021.
Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms
On 27 March 2021, sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual employees were amended. Find out about the changes to casual employment.
Statement on Crown Resorts
The Fair Work Ombudsman is conducting an investigation into Crown Resorts following its self-reported underpayments of its staff.
Helping employers and employees solve problems at work
Our new Workplace problems section guides you through the steps you need to take to resolve problems in the workplace and prevent them from happening again.
JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme
Find out about the Australian Government’s new JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.

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