Tag Archives: Alison Baker

Workplace biometric scanning: Emerging issues in employment law

Due to increasing technological developments and the focus on efficiencies in the workplace, we are seeing an evolution in the different ways employers are looking to collect and use employee information.

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New whistleblower laws apply from 1 July 2019: 3 things employers should do

From 1 July 2019, Australia will have a new whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors.

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Minimum Wage Increase 2019

The Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel for annual wage reviews (Panel) has today published its annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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Labour Hire Licensing alert – Victorian legislation commences operation today

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) (Act) was introduced to better regulate the labour hire industry, reflecting similar legislation introduced in Queensland and South Australia (although the South Australian scheme is being repealed).

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Start whistle blown on new whistleblower legislation

Over a year since it was first introduced, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 (whistleblower legislation) has passed the House of Representatives, incorporating amendments made by the Senate. The aim of the whistleblower legislation is to create a single, strengthened whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors. It also aims to encourage ethical whistleblowing and discourage white collar crime.

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What’s new? – Employment law in 2019

Several key changes in employment law have taken place over the period from the end of last year to now, particularly with regard to the rights and obligations associated with casual employment and NES entitlements. Employers need to be aware of these changes and how they impact on their current workplace practices and policies.

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Data breaches and the GDPR – the new frontier of privacy regulation in Australia

In Australia, as well as internationally, this year has brought significant developments in the area of privacy regulation that may affect your business. Two areas of privacy compliance in particular that Australian businesses need to understand and respond to are:

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Labour Hire Licensing update

After a lengthy gestation, the Victorian Parliament finally passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act on 20 June 2018. Victoria had the benefit of observing the earlier legislation passed by South Australia and Queensland and their implementation. The new legislation benefits from this perspective to provide clearer drafting, but the final result is to further complicate the situation by moving further away from synchronisation across the States.

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The changes you need to know about long service leave in Victoria

All Victorian employers need to be aware of the significant changes to long service leave (LSL) entitlements to commence by 1 November 2018.

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