High Court overturns controversial Personal Leave decision

8 September 20

The controversial Mondelez Decision regarding the calculation of Personal Leave has now been overturned by the High Court.

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Guidance and clarity for Victorian Industry

7 August 20

The Victorian Government has produced further guidance information to clarify the exceptions and expectations for businesses that intend to stay open under Stage 5 restrictions

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Amendments to the extended JobKeeper payment

7 August 20

The Government has extended the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021.
The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours.

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1.75% wage increase announced

23 June 20

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages following its 2020 annual wage review.

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New training and certification platform to help fast-track business back to the workplace

5 June 20

HVIA has welcomed Australian company Soul Safe™ as its exclusive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training and certification partner.

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Soul Safe Courses & Certification Regime

5 June 20

The first of two Soul Safe courses provide all staff of a business a free 60-minute micro-credential certificate in the basics of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) covering what precautions and processes staff should do from the moment they wake up, to when they return home from work.

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FWC ruling sets troubling precedent for employers of casuals and casual contracts

25 May 20

Casual employee entitled to claim payments for annual leave, personal/carer’s leave, compassionate leave, and public holidays. Employer not entitled to restitution or to “set off” the claim. The Regulation introduced to prevent double dipping proves ineffective.

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Update: New regulation allows employers to offset casual loading

22 May 20

The Full Federal Court held that an employee who was classified as a ‘casual’ was in fact a permanent employee due to their regular and predictable hours and expectation of continuing work. As a result the employee was entitled to paid annual leave in addition to their casual rate of pay.

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JobKeeper: Amendments to Fair Work Act

14 April 20

Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by COVID-19 can elect to claim a subsidy of $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight per eligible employee employed as at 1 March 2020 and retained in employment (including employees who have been stood down or re-hired).

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COVID-19: New Temporary Award Provisions

14 April 20

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission have applied temporary variations to 99 awards including the Vehicle Manufacturing Repair Services and Retail Award 2010 and the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 until 30 June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employer Assist: Special provisions Pandemic Leave

5 April 20

The Fair Work Commission are proposing new temporary changes in most awards including the VMRSR Award.

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Staying connected is more important than ever

31 March 20

Across Australia and the world people are facing an unprecedented situation as our health authorities and governments act to manage the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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National Cabinet takes advice on vulnerable people in the workplace

30 March 20

National Cabinet has endorsed advice on vulnerable people in the workplace from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

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Employer’s guide to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

27 March 20

With the World Health Organisation declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, it is prudent for employers to be prepared for how the outbreak may impact the workplace.

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What is an “Essential Service”?

23 March 20

Last night, the Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison MP called a National Cabinet meeting and offered this explanation of which businesses would close from midday today 23 March 2020

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Keeping the wheels turning

23 March 20

HVIA will continue to provide support for our members seeking clarity in addressing and understanding the issues brought on by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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