In 2018, Victoria became the third state in Australia to pass legislation (the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (the “Act”) that implemented labour hire licensing requirements. With the implementation of this Act, providers and host employers now have obligations they need to comply with, otherwise they face heavy penalties for any unlawful conduct. To…

  In 2018, Victoria became the third state in Australia to pass legislation (the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (the “Act”) that implemented labour hire licensing requirements. With the implementation of this Act providers and host employers now have obligations they need to comply with otherwise they face heavy penalties for any unlawful conduct.  …

  On 15 June 2022, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) announced the Annual Wage Review 2021-2022 Decision. If you are unsure as to how to apply these increases to your business, you may reach out to the Workplace Relations team at Constructive Legal Solutions via admin@constructivelegalsolutions.com.au or on 1300 632 247   1. The Increases…

It is no surprise that during and post the COVID pandemic some business-aid organisations have intensified their use of numerous questionable tactics when trying to engage new customers. This may include instilling fear in small business owners, who may not be across all the legalities surrounding their employees, to relentlessly pursuing prospects for a sale….

The High Court of Australia issued 2 decisions in February 2022 addressing this very question. The decisions provide greater clarity to businesses in how to hire an independent contractor correctly. Business owners need to urgently review their independent contractor contracts they have in place to ensure they are comprehensive and meet the requirements established by…

From 23 November 2021, employers will be required to apply the compounding approach when calculating the pay of their casual employees who work overtime. This means that the casual loading rate of 25% will apply to their ordinary hourly rate before the application of the relevant penalty rate. Therefore, the employer is required to pay…

Constructive Legal Solutions (CLS) is pleased to announce that on the 4th of August 2021, after lengthy negotiations, the ETU Enterprise Agreement (EA) template for the period 2021-2025 was signed off by the ETU industry bargaining representatives and NECA Victoria, on behalf of NECA Members. This was a historic moment with both sides of the negotiations…

If you hire casual employees, you must be across the recent changes as at 27 March 2021 to ensure you are complying with legislation.

Understand what your duties are as an Employer when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace and how you can help prevent it.

JobKeeper has been useful to your business, helping to tide your company over through the lull caused by the pandemic. It has allowed you to retain your employees and operate without any drastic changes to your operations and your staff. But what will you do now that the Scheme is coming to an end on the 28th of March 2021?

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