NES – The National Employment Standards Overview

What are the National EmploymentStandards? There are 10 minimum requirements under the NES.  The NES applies to all incorporated business (Pty Ltd) employing people in Australia.  This covers full-time and part-time employee.The NES includes:Maximum 38 hours work per week, plus reasonable additional hours;Employees may request flexible working arrangements (in can be made in certain circumstances12 months unpaid Parental leave (including adoption leave) and an additional right to ask for an extra 12 months;Annual leave – four weeks paid leave per year, plus an extra week for some shift workers.10 days of paid Personal leave (including sick and carer’s leave.  There are also entitlements […]

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News Flash: New law passed – Vulnerable Workers Protection Bill

NEW LAW PASSED SENATE Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passedThe Turnbull Government’s legislation protecting vulnerable workers amendment bill has now passed the Senate.  It will now head for Royal Assent (approximately two weeks) and become effective immediately.  Although some clauses give a six week implementation period.This legislation targets the Franchise industry in particular where there have been quite a number of Fair Work Cases where employers have been acting unscrupulously.The Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash said “the strengthened penalties contained in this Bill will act as a significant deterrent to unlawful […]