Underpayment of wages – “We have never had an issue before, so there is no need to worry about it” this is a standard line used by many employers and clients of NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers. It is very easy of course to ask for advice as a reaction to being sued by a former employee, investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman or receiving a letter of demand. It is harder to take on preventive action advice when there…Continue
The Modern Slavery Act (2018) came to pass on 1 January 2019, and for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 million, it establishes mandatory reporting criteria. The first reports are due in February 2020 and information required will include:
Does your business have more than 100 employees?
Is your revenue in excess of $50 million?
Do you have gross assets worth more than $25 million?
If so, a potentially dangerous regulation is coming on 1 July 2019. They are the new whistleblower laws.
The new whistleblower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury Laws Amendment [Enhancing Whistleblower Protections] Act 2019). These new laws are designed to expand whistleblower protection and…