Will your Enterprise Agreement pass the BOOT?

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in its recent decision Loaded Rates Agreements [2018] FWCFB 3610 (28 June 2018) held that employers must apply the “better off overall test” (BOOT) to every employee covered by an Enterprise Agreement. The decision involved a consideration of five applications for the approval of Enterprise Agreements containing […]

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Freedom of Association – Logos, Mottos and Indicia

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) released new guidance material recently which provides information on the differences between the Building Code 2013 (2013 Code) and the Code for Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (2016 Code) with respect to freedom of association. While both the 2013 Code and 2016 Code provide that a […]

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Industrial Manslaughter offence introduced to Queensland

On 12 October 2017 the Queensland Government passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 which was introduced into parliament on 22 August 2017. The Bill introduces the new criminal penalty of ‘industrial manslaughter’ into the State of Queensland under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld). This new amendment […]

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