New Labour Hire Laws in QLD: Other States take note
New labour hire laws commenced in QLD on Monday the 16th April. The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) now requires Labour Hire Services to obtain a licence and services have 60 days from the commencement of the Act to apply for a licence.
Employer wins right to direct employee to IME while on sick leave
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has found that an employer can direct an employee to have an Independent Medical Examination (IME) while they are on sick leave if the direction is lawful and reasonable.
Domestic Violence Leave Decision: Provisions to be inserted into modern awards
The Fair Work Commission FWC handed down its decision on the 26th March to draft a model clause to be inserted into modern awards to create a new form of leave that will provide 5 days unpaid leave to employees experiencing family or domestic violence.
Portable Long Service Leave for Victoria: Bill introduced to Parliament
The Victorian Government has introduced legislation to make portable long service leave (LSL) available to community services, security and contract cleaning employees.