Possible delay to scheduled four year review of modern awards

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On 11 December 2017 the President of the FWC made a statement in which he expressed a provisional view that it is not practicable for another four year review to commence until the current review has been completed and before the parties have been given an opportunity to consider how the reviewed awards operate in practice. Although the current four … Read More

Threat to reduction in penalty rates

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On December 4 Labor and cross bench Senators successfully amended a government Bill to include provisions overturning the Fair Work Commission’s February 2017 decision to reform some Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in some hospitality and retail awards. The new rates started taking effect from 1 July 2017. The Bill, the Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures … Read More