Workplace News

Fair Work Commission Anti Bullying Report

Fair Work Commission  anti bullying report  June – Sept 2014
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released its third quarterly  anti bullying report.  When combined with  earlier reports, the data indicates that in the   first nine months of the bullying jurisdiction’s operation,  532  applications for stop bullying orders have been made by workers. To date, only one stop bullying order has been issued. 

Superannuation -changes announced for small business clearing house and choice of funds

Superannuation contibutions: The Small Business Clearing House 

NSW Workers Compensation Scheme - Changes to Insurance Companies

WorkCover has announced the insurance companies [scheme agents] who will provide workers compensation policies and claim services for NSW employers from 1 January 2015 until 1 January 2018.

Under the 2015 Scheme Agent Deed the following organisations have been appointed:

•    Allianz Australia Workers’ Compensation (NSW)
•    CGU Workers Compensation (NSW) Limited
•    Employers Mutual NSW Limited
•    GIO General Limited
•    QBE Workers Compensation (NSW) Ltd

Significant Decision - Federal Circuit Court says employees on workers compensation in NSW accrue annual leave

On 11 November 2014, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia handed down a decision that could have significant ramifications for employers in New South Wales.

The case was heard by a single judge and it concerned whether employees in New South Wales are entitled to accrue annual leave during a period when they are absent from work and on workers compensation.

SGC payments due

Remember to pay the new super guarantee rate

Ahead of the first quarterly superannuation payment under the new rate, a reminder  of the increase to the compulsory minimum super payments from 9.25 per cent to 9.5 per cent as of 1 July this year.

Employers must pay super guarantee contributions for each eligible employee at least four times a year and the first quarterly contributions need to be paid by 28 October.