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NEWS: Definitions in modern awards have changed with casuals

As at 27 September 2021 all modern awards including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, are varied, from this date, to include the casual employment definition and the new casual conversion entitlement.To this extent definitions in modern awards, that referred to employees as casuals only and payments to casuals by the hour, are removed, as are previous casual conversion clauses.Employers need to give new casual employees a Casual Employment Information Statement before, or as soon as possible after, they start their new job. Large employers have to give their existing casual employees a copy of the CEIS as soon as

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NEWS: Lock-downs: When can you stand down an Employee?

Justice Iain Ross AM has convened meetings with employer and employee stakeholders to ascertain whether variations are needed to the modern awards, including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, along similar lines to those introduced in 2020, to enable employers to reduce an employees’ hours of work, require employees to take part annual leave and to be offer to employees, other work to keep them employed. There may be circumstances, however, where none of the measures apply of those measures are withdrawn. Employers need to understand how the ‘stand-down’ provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 may apply to these

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NEWS: Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

Legislation was introduced into the Senate on 24 June 2021 which sought to amend the Fair Work Act to ensure that sexual harassment was included as serious misconduct for the purposes of termination of employment. The Bill is relevant to bus and coach industry and will be considered by APTIA’s Workplace Equality Advisory Group (WEAG) to develop an industry position. Read the full E-alert Download Latest IR News NEWS: Definitions in modern awards have changed with casuals September 30, 2021 As at 27 September 2021 all modern awards including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, are varied, from this date,

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NEWS: APTIA releases new casual employment template documents

Following the recent BIC Industrial Working Group meeting BIC has posted the following templates. Template casual clause Template casual conversion clause Draft template letter not to offer conversion to a casual school bus driver Draft letter of employment as a casual school bus driver Draft letter of offer of conversion to a bus driver Access the templates Download Latest IR News NEWS: Definitions in modern awards have changed with casuals September 30, 2021 As at 27 September 2021 all modern awards including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, are varied, from this date, to include the casual employment definition and

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