Changes to casual employment

Posted on May 3, 2021Categories BlogTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Changes to casual employment

On 26 March 2021 the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021, which deals with changes to casual employment, received royal assent. The Bill comes into effect from 27 March 2021 and has a number of implications for employers that employ casual staff. The main changes include: Introducing a definition of casual employment; Casual conversion provisions; Offsetting certain National Employment Standards; and Introduction of a Casual Fair Work Information Statement.   What is a casual employee? … Continue reading “Changes to casual employment”

Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

Posted on June 23, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

On June 27 2020, Western Australia (WA) will move into phase 4 of the WA Government’s Roadmap to recovery from COVID-19. WA has been fortunate in that community transmissions have, at present, been limited. This has seen further restrictions eased across the state allowing many businesses to get back to a sense of normality. Currently phase 3 is in place which includes a number of eased restrictions to large gatherings and additional businesses permitted to reopen. Phase 4 aims to … Continue reading “Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations”

Employment Records – What are our obligations?

Posted on January 28, 2020January 28, 2020Categories BlogTags , ,   Leave a comment on Employment Records – What are our obligations?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) governs a national system employers’ record keeping obligations when it comes to employees. The FW Act states that an employer must make, and keep, employee records (as prescribed by the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (FW Regs) in relation to each of its employees for 7 years. Employers must make and keep records relating to the following (this list is not exhaustive): Basis of employment (i.e. full time, part time or casual) Wages … Continue reading “Employment Records – What are our obligations?”

Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace

Posted on August 14, 2019Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace

My employee needs to be on light duties because of a weekend sport injury (unrelated to work), but we don’t have any roles that meet that requirement, can we terminate them?   Regardless of where an injury occurs, employers have an obligation to support and accommodate their employees safe return to work. Under s352 and s772 (1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act), an employee is protected from termination of their employment as a result of … Continue reading “Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace”