COVID-19 Updates

Wages and Awards

Casual Employee Law

Casual Employment: Legislative Action Needed

On 20 May 2020, the Federal Court ruled in the case of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato that casual workers who have regular and ongoing work have a right to claim paid annual leave, personal/carer’s leave a...

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Increase Should Be Shelved

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) says the Fair Work Commission should keep minimum wages at current levels. “Member feedback is that transport companies are now facing dire circumstan...

Employee Agreement

New 2020 Awards – Trigger to Look at Employment Contracts and Drivers’ grades

On 4 May 2020 the two major transport awards were re-published and became the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 (Long Distance Award) and the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2...

Employee Wage Agreement

Annualised Wage Arrangements Clause (Clerks Award)

Employers and employees can now agree in writing for the employee to be paid an annualised wage or a salary instead of being paid an hourly rate. NatRoad has provide an example employment contract cla...

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Modern Transport Awards in new form: 4 May 2020

If your business employs staff in the road transport industry, modern awards are important. Having a basic understanding of the awards helps your business with compliance, as they make up part of Aust...

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5 key things employers should know about JobKeeper

The JobKeeper legislation made some important changes to the Fair Work Act.  These changes are in place until the end of 27 September 2020. If they need to be extended a review will occur in mid-July....

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COVID-19: Office Staff New Award Flexibility

Changes made over the weekend to the main award affecting administrative employees will help members in managing their staff.  The arrangements operate from 28 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, although ...

Modern award changes effective 1 March

Modern award changes effective 1 March From 1 March 2020 major, administratively difficult changes have been made to a number of modern awards that are likely to affect members.  These changes don’t a...

Getting paid within 30 days should be mandatory at law

MEDIA RELEASE The Payment Times Reporting Framework legislation does not go far enough to protect small business transport owner-operators. NatRoad CEO Warren Clark said, “The federal Government shoul...