In 2010 the Federal Government announced a variety of changes to superannuation, one of which was the gradual increase of employer compulsory superannuation contributions.
The legislation giving effect to these changes came into force last year. Under the new legislation, the compulsory superannuation contributions will increase by 0.25% per annum in 2013 and 2014; and further increase by 0.50% per annum between 2015 and 2019 (with the end result being a contribution rate of 12% from…Continue
On Tuesday the Federal Government released its response to the report that came out of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment’s inquiry into workplace bullying last year.
In their report the Committee made 23 recommendations ranging from initiatives such as the adoption of a standard definition of workplace bullying, the establishment of a workplace bullying advisory service, and the implementation of criminal laws in each State and Territory that…Continue
The widespread damage caused by the recent wild weather and flooding across the eastern-seaboard gives rise to a number of significant personal and commercial difficulties.
In an industrial relations context, many of our clients have been seeking advice on their legal obligations in situations where their employees are not able to attend for work as a result of the wild weather, or they have no useful work for employees to perform as…Continue
A quick recap on where things are currently at and how we…Continue