Cashing Out on Annual Leave

In 2016 the Meat Industry Award 2010 was varied to allow for cashing out, which is contained in subclause 37.9. Prior to this decision cashing out was only allowed if the person was award free (such as persons engaged to undertake managerial duties and...

Notice of Termination

When employment is to be terminated, written notice must be provided by either the employee or employer and a notice period is to be served. The notice period is dependent on the employee’s years of continuous service as below: Period of Continuous Service Minimum...

Queensland Part Day Public Holiday

  Legislation to establish the part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve was passed by Queensland Parliament on Wednesday 27th November 2019. It will officially kick in from 6.00 pm on December 24 and will remain in place until midnight. Back in August 2019, the...

Personal Carers Leave Decision

A Full Federal Court recently handed down a decision that confirmed that all employees (including part-time employees) are entitled to 10 “working days” of personal/carer’s leave per year under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act), regardless of how many hours the...