Making a Break: How likely are you to financially plan for a career break?

Career breaks hit women hardest, reducing average superannuation savings by nearly $160k Media Release: REST Industry Super Women are 30 per cent less likely than men to make any superannuation plans for their career break, despite taking 13 per cent more career breaks by choice After a career break, women returning to work earn 29 […]

The road to Hell …

domestic violence leave

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal … is paved with good intentions. An employer who moved forward the date of an employee’s redundancy so that she would be aware of it before she returned from maternity leave has been found to have breached the Fair Work Act (FW Act). Power v BOC Ltd […]

Does your business have a plan for managing parental leave?

All Australian employees are entitled to parental leave if they have worked for their employer for a least 12 months: before the date or expected date of birth. Parental leave entitlements may include: • Maternity leave• Paternity and partner leave• Adoption leave• Special maternity leave• A safe job and no safe job leave• A right […]

Fair Work changes come into effect

On the 27th November 2015, certain changes came into effect in respect of the Fair Work Act 2009 (“the Act”) pursuant to the recent passing of Parliament of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014. The key changes to the Act which are of most relevance are as follows: Parental Leave changes: An employer cannot refuse […]