Parents to lose access to government paid parental leave

The Abbott government has announced that as of 1 July 2015, parents will not be able to access the government’s paid parental leave scheme if they are entitled to more generous payments from their employer. 

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ALP releases draft industrial relations platform

The Australian Labor Party has released a draft consultation platform which addresses its policy standpoint on industrial relations ahead of its national conference in July. 

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Managing sick and injured employees
‘How to handle both short term and long term sick leave’

Sick leave is an inevitable part of any employment relationship but short unexplained absences or long periods of leave can be disruptive for business.  How do you handle sick leave? How effective is your current leave policy? Do you know what information you can legally ask your employees for?   

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The ARA and the NRA make submissions to the Productivity Commission

The Australian Retailers Association and the National Retail Association have made submissions to the Productivity Commission’s review of the Australian workplace relations system, calling for small businesses to be subject to a Small Business Schedule and to be exempt from unfair dismissal laws. 

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