Blog Articles

June 6, 2023

Employment laws have recently changed.  From 1 July 2023: Minimum award rates will increase by 5.75%. The national minimum wage will increase to $882.80 per week or $23.23 per hour. Superannuation will increase from 10.5% to 11%. For existing employees on minimum award rates, you will need to increase the rates by a minimum by

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May 26, 2023

In this circular we explain three recent changes to the law, which are designed to strengthen employees’ rights. Managing the Roster during Temporary Closures Most Practices will have already utilised the shutdown provisions in the Award, requiring employees to take leave during temporary closures like Christmas; during Covid or when clinicians are away.  The Award

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April 24, 2023

There are new laws giving employees paid family and domestic violence leave. Eligible employees are entitled to 10 days paid leave in a 12-month period, and it is not subject to accrual (i.e. they can access the full 10 days at any time, as long as they started employment when or after the new laws come into effect). 

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December 7, 2022

The Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill was passed by the Parliament on 2 December 2022. This article discusses a few changes proposed by the Bill. Prohibiting pay secrecy It will be a workplace right under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) for employees to disclose, or not disclose their remuneration or any terms and

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September 12, 2022

An unplanned public holiday, as will take place on 22 September 2022, can throw a spanner in the works for Practices with full books.  Below we outline your obligations and some options for managing the day. Employees who regularly work on the day are entitled to have the day off on pay.  Their pay for the day

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July 1, 2022

Award Minimum Wage and National Minimum Wage Increase From 1 July 2022, minimum Award wages have increased by 4.6%, subject to a minimum increase for adult Award classifications of $40 per week (based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee). Junior Award rates that are based on adult minimum wages, will get a proportionate

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