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Government accepts Holidays Act Taskforce’s recommendations 23 February 2021

The Government has accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce’s 22 recommendations which aim to improve the Holidays Act by making it clearer and providing greater certainty for employers and employees.

Minimum wage rising to $20 per hour from 1 April 2021 17 December 2020

The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $20.00 per hour from 1 April 2021.

Better protection for security guards 08 December 2020

The Government is moving to better protect security guards’ pay and conditions by adding them to Schedule 1A of the Employment Relations Act. 

Bill to increase employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement 01 December 2020

The Government has announced it will introduce a Bill to Parliament to increase employees’ minimum entitlement to sick leave from five days, to 10 days.

Changes to the Equal Pay Act 06 November 2020

Changes to the Equal Pay Act come into effect today, establishing a practical and accessible process to raise and consider pay equity claims.

Equal Pay Amendment Bill passes 27 July 2020

Parliament has voted to pass the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which lays out a simple and accessible process to raise and consider claims of systemic sex-based pay discrimination in female-dominated workforces.