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COVID-19: New Rules for JobKeeper 2.0

September 17, 2020

On Tuesday 15 September 2020, the Federal Government registered new rules[1] to regulate the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. The new rules give effect...

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COVID-19: Fair Work Commission Delays Minimum Wage Increase

June 22, 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision has rejected a push from the Australian Chamber of Commerce...

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Best Lawyers Recognises Nine of DW Fox Tuckers Finest

April 22, 2020

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is delighted to announce that nine of the firm’s senior lawyers have been recognised across 17 different areas of...

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COVID-19: Fair Work Commission Has New Powers to Deal With JobKeeper Disputes

April 21, 2020

As reported in our previous alert[1], JobKeeper laws, which create a six-month wage subsidy scheme, were recently passed at special sittings of the...

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COVID-19: Flexibility Comes to the Fair Work Act

April 15, 2020

For JobKeeper employers who continue to operate with reduced work At special sittings last week, the Federal Parliament passed the JobKeeper laws, which...

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Fair Work Commission Introduces COVID-19 Leave

April 9, 2020

In a rare exercise of its powers, under section 157(3) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“the Act”), the Fair Work Commission...

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COVID-19: Flexibility Comes to the Clerks Modern Award

April 7, 2020

At a special sitting in late March the Fair Work Commission approved an application made by business groups and supported by the union...

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Clerks—Private Sector Award 2010: Schedule I—Award Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7, 2020

The temporary variations to the Clerks – Private Sector Modern Award 2010 are set out below in full. [Sched I inserted by PR717900 ppc...

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Administering the JobKeeper Vaccine for Employers

April 2, 2020

The proposed JobKeeper package announced by the Federal Government is a wage subsidy scheme. Legislation which will contain the detail of the scheme...

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Key Changes for Award Based Annualised Wages

November 6, 2019

Ready or not from 1 March 2020! Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has, subject to one final clarifying issue in relation to...

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Final Call for Labour Hire Licences in South Australia

August 27, 2019

Labour hire regulation is back with the last day to apply for a licence this Friday! The new regulatory scheme will commence before...

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MasterChef Celebrity’s Legacy to be the Criminalisation of ‘Wage Theft’

August 6, 2019

Celebrity chef George Calombaris’ business empire’s punishment for underpaying nearly $8 million, has catapulted ‘wage theft’ to the forefront of political debate over...

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FWC Proposes the Introduction of Additional Requirements for Award Based Annualised Wage Arrangements

June 21, 2019

Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its interim decision regarding Annualised Wage Arrangements as part of its four yearly review of...

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Fair Work Rejects ‘Living Wage’ Argument of the ACTU in Minimum Wage Review Decision

June 21, 2019

Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision has rejected the ACTU’s push for a ‘living wage’...

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ALP Proposes Worker Friendly Changes to its Fair Work Regime

May 7, 2019

In Australia, since John Hewson’s Fightback! package was released in 1991, the major political parties have, in opposition, been cautious about committing to...

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DW Fox Tucker’s “Best Lawyer” Awards List Grows, New Additions & Another “Lawyer of the Year”

April 2, 2019

The 12th annual “Best Lawyer Awards” have been announced by the Australian Financial Review, and DW Fox Tucker is delighted to confirm that...

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Staff Profile: Ben Duggan

November 7, 2018

Loving the ride. A look at Ben Duggan’s list of legal achievements would lead you to believe he’s a workaholic lawyer with little...

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Minimum Wage Increase

June 5, 2018

Unlikely to Encourage SME’s to Re-engage in Enterprise Bargaining Summary The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision...

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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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Regulator Grants Exemption to Comply With Weatherill State Government’s Labour Hire Regulation, on Eve of the Election

March 16, 2018

We recently reported on the commencement of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (SA) (“Act”) from 1 March 2018. A labour hire provider who is...

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Weatherill State Govt’s Labour Hire Regulation Commences Today

March 1, 2018

Ready or not – you can’t hide any longer! The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (SA) (“Act”) has commenced today, Thursday 1 March...

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Weatherill State Government to Regulate Labour Hire

October 31, 2017

Background The Weatherill State Government has followed Queensland’s lead in seeking to regulate the labour hire industry. On 10 August 2017, the State...

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Notice of Employee Representational Rights

July 4, 2017

Coalition Makes Change to Bargaining Process Under Fair Work The FW Act regulates the bargaining process that occurs when creating enterprise agreements. A...

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National Minimum Wage Increase of 3.3%

June 7, 2017

UK Research Supports Higher Than Expected Increase The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its minimum wage review decision yesterday. A decision was...

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Enterprise Agreements

April 26, 2017

Small and Medium Business Become Lurkers Under Fair Work Fair Work has seen a material decline in enterprise agreements prompting the Australian newspaper...

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DW Fox Tucker’s Finest Bring Home “Best Lawyer” Awards… Again!

April 18, 2017

Another year, another esteemed “Best Lawyers” awards from the Australian Financial Review, which recognises outstanding talent, achievement and service across the whole spectrum...

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Fair Work Commission Calls Time on Generous Penalty Rates

February 24, 2017

In a long awaited decision the Fair Work Commission (FWC) determined yesterday that Sunday and Weekend penalty rates are no longer justified for...

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Contractual Provision Fails to Exclude Overtime Payment

December 16, 2016

Standard Annualised Salary Contractual Provision Fails to Exclude Overtime Payment Under Modern Award A recent decision of the Industrial Relations Court in Western...

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Weatherill Labor Government Establishes New State Industrial Court

December 15, 2016

Weatherill Labor Government seeks to make it easier for employment claims to be brought against employers with its expanded jurisdiction for the State Industrial...

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Proposed Amendments to the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act (SA) 2014

July 5, 2016

Weatherill Labor Government seeks to make it easier for employment claims to be brought against employers with its proposed expanded jurisdiction for the...

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