Family and Domestic Violence Leave – Practical Considerations of the new National Employment Standard

In December 2018, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) was amended to insert a new entitlement in the National Employment Standards (NES) being five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. The new entitlement extends the decision of the Fair Work Commission in March 2018 to grant five days’ unpaid leave to employees covered by modern awards, to all national system employees, being the vast majority of the Australian workforce.

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Contract of Employment - Part 2

This month, we address some other situations where terms may be incorporated into the contract, such as other relevant extrinsic documents or representations by parties.

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PCC Employment Lawyers - New Director

PCC Employment Lawyers is pleased to announce that one of its solicitors, Brian Powles, has become a Director of the Firm. Brian has been with PCC since 2014, during which time he has been an integral part the firm’s growth and development. While practicing in employment law generally, Brian has built a strong litigation practice in both Sydney and Melbourne, with a focus on employment termination, restraint of trade, intellectual property and compliance and enforcement. Brian advises employers across a range of industries, including hospitality, retail, disability services, medicine, and information technology.

Brian came to law from a business background, having spent many successful years in the hospitality industry. This experience as an employer and business owner has given him a unique capacity to forge an alliance with clients, and to gain a thorough understanding of the commercial and industrial background to legal problems. He prides himself on having a holistic and problem-solving approach to legal and business challenges, and delivering strong commercial outcomes for his clients wherever possible. The whole team at PCC enjoy working with Brian, congratulate him on this promotion, and look forward to this exciting new chapter for the firm.

Book Launch - 5 December 2018

PCC Employment Lawyers have been sharing our e-book, An Employer’s Guide to Australian Employment Law, online with clients and friends for nearly three years.

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