AWL Bulletins

News articles written by Australian Workplace Lawyers for reference and review:

JobKeeper basics – Lifeline or mirage?

The JobKeeper scheme offers employers the ability to keep valuable staff in employment and substantially offset their wage costs. Employers covered by the scheme will be reimbursed $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee over part or the whole of the 26 week period...

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Covid 19 – What U need to know about stand downs

“Unprecedented”, “uncharted waters” – these are the phrases of our time.  Over the last 2 weeks, many businesses have closed their doors or faced a dramatic reduction in business and the law is struggling to catch up.  Both the Hospitality Industry (General) Award...

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How important is a warning?

How important is a warning? This bulletin outlines the significance of warnings in the disciplinary action scale and potential implications. The bulletin considers the role of the “first and final warning” and the action employees can take to challenge warnings.

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The importance of being casual

The rate of casual employment in Australia has increased markedly over the last decade. This is probably because it is considered “cheaper” to employ casual staff. For several years, industrial commission decisions have backed this trend, holding that it is sufficient...

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