New Workplace Manslaughter laws come into effect on 1 July

Whether you are running a farm or a coffee shop, keeping your workplace safe for your workers, customers or visitors must be your number one priority.  With Workplace Manslaughter laws coming into effect in Victoria on 1 July 2020 this has never been more important. The Victorian Government recently added new provisions to the Occupational…

Minimum Wage Increase

On 19 June 2020, the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage by 1.75% (equivalent to $13.00 per week). This follows an increase of 3% last year. The new minimum wage will be $753.80 a week or $19.84 per hour and comes into effect from 1 July 2020 for all employees who are not…

Victoria’s new Wage Theft Bill and what it means for employers

On 16 June 2020, the Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020 was passed by the Victorian Parliament and will be known as the Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic) (“Act”) when it is introduced next year. The new wage theft laws will establish new criminal offences targeting employers who deliberately underpay wages and other employee entitlements. The new laws…