New amendments proposed to Fair Work Act

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal This morning, Greens MP Adam Bandt introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Making Australia More Equal) Bill 2018. This is the fourth set of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 that Mr Bandt has proposed so far this year, and the third he has proposed in the […]

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 […]

Employment law legislation update

Written by Alex Millman Members will recall from previous news alerts that there are several pieces of legislation amending the Fair Work Act currently waiting for the attention of the Senate before they can become law. Foremost among these is the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017, which aims to make franchisors and […]

Bankruptcy no protection for directors

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal On 13 April 2017 Judge Hartnett of the Federal Circuit Court handed down her decision in Balemain v Mobilia Manufacturing & Anor, an application for lost remuneration and pecuniary penalties for sham contracting. The application named both the employer company and the individual director, Mr Bedros Bahar, […]

Message from the CEO: 4 April 2017

It certainly has been an exciting year so far in workplace relations, and there are a number of items that cannot go unnoticed and should not go unnoticed by our membership. In the last sitting week of federal parliament for March 2017, the Senate voted to block the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday […]