Federal Government’s Wage Theft Bill

2nd April 2020 The Federal Government has announced that new legislation is currently being drafted which aims to introduce a new offence and penalty regime, with potential criminal sanctions for the most serious forms of misconduct.  It is expected that the new...

Adult Apprentice Incentives

AMIC has recently received calls seeking advice on the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices (SAAA) incentive payment for the employer of an adult apprentice. In both cases the members were seeking a retrospective payment which was time consuming, frustrating and a...

School Based Apprentice Working Hours

AMIC has recently been made aware of an employee who was ordered to back pay his school based apprentice overtime. The apprentice worked one full day during school terms and a few extra hours on other days. He never worked enough hours in a day nor in a week to be...

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...