New labour hire laws – what you need to know

Following a number of high-profile media reports about exploitation of vulnerable workers, numerous laws have been made or proposed to address the issue. In the Federal Parliament, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 was passed which imposed higher penalties on serious breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009, and made franchisors and […]

Proposed changes to parental leave


New legislation has been introduced in the Federal Parliament with the purpose of increasing paid parental leave (PPL) to 20 weeks, which is an increase from the current 18 weeks. The Government is seeking crossbench support in the Senate for the revised PPL scheme.  The changes would mean that workers whose employers who have a […]