New Fair Work Information Statement
The Fair Work Ombudsman updated the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS) in December 2019. The FWIS sets out information about the conditions of employment for new employees. Remember that the FWIS must be issued to all new employees in your business before, or as soon as possible after they start their employment.
Access the new FWIS here
Deadline for compliant Whistle-blowers policies
All public companies, large proprietary companies and corporate trustees of registrable superannuation entities must have a compliant whistle-blower policy in place as of 1 January 2020, which has now passed. If you are unsure if this applies to your business, or you need assistance in preparing a whistle-blower policy or reviewing a current employmentpolicy to assist in compliance, and to minimise the risk of financial penalties being imposed on your business, contact Rouse Lawyers for employment law advice and we can assist.
Variations to Modern Awards
From 4 February 2020, a number of Modern Awards will change – with new layouts and language. More changes will come throughout the year as well with a number of other Modern Awards being refreshed along the same lines. To see if a Modern Award applying in your business is changing, click on the below link:
At a minimum, if the Modern Award covering your business or your employees is changing on 4 February 2020, you should ensure you are familiar with the employment law changes and implement them, including by updating your ...