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Changes to casual & part-time entitlements in some awards
On 12 December 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) varied certain overtime rates and minimum shift entitlements for casual and part-time employees in several awards. These changes start from the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2018.
Want to get in touch with us over the Christmas and New Year?
Our offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year public holidays.
5 things to know about public holidays during the Christmas and New Year period
Fair Work Ombudsman Information on when and how the Christmas and New Year public holidays may apply under your award or agreement.
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.
Business shutting down over Christmas and New Year?
Many businesses often shut down or run on skeleton staff over the Christmas and New Year period. How employees are paid over this period depends on the award or agreement that they’re covered by and whether they are working or on leave.
Daylight savings has started
Find out what employees get if they work overnight when daylight savings starts
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.
Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill passed in Parliament
On 5 September 2017 the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed both Houses of Parliament. The Bill won’t become law until it receives Royal Assent. Find out what the changes are and how to stay up to date.
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.
Supporting working parents
The Australian Human Rights Commission launched a new website today to promote the understanding of rights and obligations in the workplace around pregnancy, parental leave and return to work.

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