Quick Summary of JobKeeper enabling stand down directions

Changes to the Fair Work Act – Qualifying Employers From 28 September 2020, employers who remain eligible for JK 2.0 (referred to as Qualifying employers) can no longer request employees to take annual leave – usual rules in modern awards, enterprise agreements and the Fair Work Act will apply. All other JK Direction powers continue […]

Personal Leave Entitlements

Part-time Employees The High court has clarified that: The entitlement to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave under the National Employment Standards (NES) is calculated based on an employee’s ordinary hours of work, not working days 10 days of personal/carer’s leave can be calculated as 1/26 of an employee’s ordinary hours of work in a year. […]

1.75% increase to minimum wages for Group 2 Awards effective 1 November 2020.

From the first full pay period on or after 1 February 2021, new minimum rates and allowances start in awards for the Accommodation and Food Services, Arts and Recreation Services, Aviation, Retail and Tourism industries. Following on from Group 1 Awards increasing from 1 July 2020 and Group 2 Awards increasing 1 November 2020, Group […]