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Navigating Employment Law Trends for 2024

Jan 11, 2024

Insights from Legal Expert Article from HRD As we step into 2024, lawyer Tony Wood emphasizes that employers should prioritize compliance as the most crucial legal advice. In the realm of Australian employment, industrial relations, and safety, compliance with awards, industrial instruments, enterprise agreements, and national employment standards stands out as a complex challenge. Wood, a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, notes that even reputable employers with good intentions have…

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The Closing Loopholes Bill: What it Means for Your Christmas Casuals Australia

Dec 14, 2023

The festive season is upon us, and with it comes the annual influx of "Christmas casuals" in retail and hospitality. While these temporary workers are a crucial part of keeping things running smoothly during the holiday rush, their employment status can be a bit murky, especially with the proposed changes in the Fair Work Legislation Amendments (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023. So, what does this Bill mean for your Christmas casuals?…

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Indigenous leader Bernice Hookey

Dec 11, 2023

TP Human Capital extends its heartfelt congratulations to Bernice Hookey for her extraordinary accomplishments in 2023. A year filled with significant triumphs and inspiring leadership, Hookey has been a beacon of change and a role model for many. Bernice Hookey, a proud Waanyi and Muruwarri woman and the founder of MZB Empowerment, has had a noteworthy year. Despite facing personal challenges, her resilience and dedication have led to several commendable…

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South Australia Joins Queensland in Taking a Tough Stand on Industrial Manslaughter

Nov 30, 2023

Heightened Accountability in Workplace Safety, by Clayton Cook, TP Human Capital 30/11/23 South Australia has recently taken a decisive step to fortify workplace safety laws by criminalizing industrial manslaughter. This pivotal change, realized through the Work Health and Safety (Industrial Manslaughter) Amendment Bill 2023, amends the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 to impose severe penalties for gross negligence leading to workplace fatalities. Under this new legislation, individuals may face…

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Prize Money split Melbourne Cup 2023 – incentives for winning.

Nov 8, 2023

Incentive pay Melbourne Cup 2023 Our office had a discussion yesterday regarding who gets what in relation to the prize money split from yesterdays race. Obviously, the jockey, trainers, etc are all already receiving some sort of market rate of renumeration regardless of a win or a place. Meaning the Jockey gets a $220,000 bonus and the trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman a $440,000 bonus. Not a bad pay day…

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Australian Labor Government’s Industrial Relations Reforms Criticized

Aug 7, 2023
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Australian Federal Labor Government Neglecting Productivity Introduction: In a recent turn of events, the Australian government’s industrial relations (IR) reforms have come under intense scrutiny, with the Ai Group, the national employers’ organization, condemning the lack of emphasis on productivity. The reforms have been accused of furthering a “union agenda” rather than focusing on productivity gains, job growth, and investment. In a compelling speech, Ai Group’s CEO Innes Willox raised…

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Minimum Wage Rises 8.6% to $882.80 a Week, Raising Concerns on Inflation and Interest Rates

Aug 7, 2023

In July 2023, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) announced a substantial 8.6% increase in Australia’s minimum wage, raising it to $882.80 per 38-hour work week. Full-time workers will now receive $23.23 per hour under the new National Minimum Wage rate. Additionally, modern award minimum wages will see a 5.75% increase, impacting approximately a quarter of the Australian workforce. Despite the positive outlook for the lowest-paid employees, this significant wage hike…

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Government announces pathway to permanent employment for 850,000 casual workers : AHRI

Aug 7, 2023

By Phoebe Armstrong

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Ai Group slams lack of productivity gains in Labors IR reforms

Aug 4, 2023

Ai Group slams lack of productivity gains in IR reforms The Australian government is facing accusations of pushing a "union agenda" as the national employers’ organisation criticised the industrial relations (IR) reforms for not focusing on productivity. Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox lambasted on Wednesday the government for pushing IR reforms that do not seek to improve productivity, jobs, growth, and investment. "At its simplest, the government is seeking…

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