Employment and Workplace Relations update: Changes to Victorian wage theft laws are now in effect
New laws targeting the upward trend of wage theft in Victoria came into effect on 1 July 2021. The new laws make deliberate underpayment of employees and dishonest withholding of employee entitlements a crime.
Property update: Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme — Here we go again!
A new Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme will apply to landlords and eligible tenants from today, 28 July 2021, as announced by the Victorian Government.
Employment and Workplace Relations update: FWC changes to General Retail Industry Award providing more flexibility for part-time employees are now in effect
On 28 June 2021, the Fair Work Commission announced changes to the General Retail Industry Award 2020 providing more flexibility for part-time employees and their employers, which came into effect on 1 July 2021. Under the changes, employers and their part-time employees will be able to agree to extra hours by text message, email or other electronic means.