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Important Payroll Alert – 3% Increase in National Minimum Wage and Award Based Rates

May 31st, 2019
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Yesterday the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel for wage reviews announced its findings in respect to its Annual Wage Review for 2018-19. Many media outlets have portrayed this as simply an increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) of 3%.  This is not the full story. The 3% wage increase also applies to all Award […]

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Blended Law – Employment Law Issues in Family Run Businesses

May 3rd, 2019
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A recent Fair Work Commission decision has highlighted the intersection between family law and employment law.   This interesting decision was originally circulated by Peters Bosel Lawyers to some family law practitioners, to highlight its connection between the two distinct practice areas, however, the message in the decision applies to a broader audience, including employers operating a […]

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Liability of Advisers – Accounting firm held liable as an accessory

March 13th, 2018
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On 16 November 2017, the Federal Circuit Court made orders against a professional advisory accounting firm, Ezy Accounting, for their involvement in the underpayments of employees by a Japanese restaurant chain.  An order which was the first of its kind under the accessorial liability provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009, sends a clear message […]

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The FWO’s must have Accessory this season!

February 12th, 2018
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The accessorial liability provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“Act”) have been the subject of particular utility by the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”) as its focus continues to be on ensuring accountability for breaches of workplace laws, especially in circumstances of exploitation of vulnerable workers.  As a result, the FWO is prepared to […]

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Join us at the last Cairns AHRI event for 2017

November 28th, 2017
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Partner, Mark Peters and Lawyer Madonna Galeano from Peters Bosel Lawyers together with Tina O’Donoghue from Total Management and Training will be presenting at the final AHRI event for 2017. Mark and Madonna will focus on employment law issues including accessorial liability, probation periods and flexible work arrangements. Tina will present on workplace health and […]

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