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2.5% Wage Increase Announced

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages following its 2020-2021 annual wage review (Decision). Commencement Date The commencement of the increase will depend on which group the applicable award falls under and...

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Changes to Casual Employment

The recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) change workplace entitlements and obligations for casual employees. Specifically, the FW Act has been amended to include the following among other changes: an obligation on employers to...

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Super Guarantee Rate Increase From 1 July 2021

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate is set to increase to 10% on 1 July 2021. Table of SG rate increases The minimum SG rate is currently 9.5%. The SG rate is set to increase to 10% on 1 July 2021 and then continue to increase by 0.5% each year...

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Casual Employment Reforms

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (Bill) was passed by Parliament on 22 March 2021 and the Act will commence the day after it receives Royal Assent. The Bill was stripped back and amended before...

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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

The Australian government has announced the JobKeeper Payment scheme will be extended for eligible employers by six months until 28 March 2021. However, from 28 September 2020, eligibility will be restricted, and payments reduced. Changes to...

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