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No sick leave obligation after COVID-19 stand downs: Court

Unions are calling on Qantas to permit sick workers to continue accessing paid personal leave entitlements while stood down due to the coronavirus, despite the Federal Court ruling today that it is not obliged to do so.

Parental leave more flexible under new legislation

The Morrison Government has this morning introduced legislation to increase flexibility in taking the federally-funded paid parental leave entitlement of 18 weeks and has also introduced a Bill to consolidate inactive and low-balance super funds.

Big fines for employer that withheld parental leave payments

The Federal Court has ordered a company and its director to pay substantial fines for failing to pass on more than $11,000 in parental leave payments to a cook and then concealing their actions after the FWO began asking questions.

Coalition abandons legislation to outlaw "double dipping"

The Turnbull Government has quietly withdrawn parental leave legislation that sought remove employers from a mandatory role as "paymasters", prohibit "double dipping" and increase the maximum Government payment to 20 weeks.

Bank, chief HR manager & former CEO to pay pregnant worker's costs

A court has ordered ANZ, its former chief executive Philip Chronican and two other bank executives, including its chief HR officer, to pay the costs of part of a case brought by an employee who alleged they failed to make reasonable adjustments during her pregnancy.

New ABC enterprise deal riles Government

The Turnbull Government has accused ABC management of breaching the public sector bargaining policy, expressing "utmost concern" after a new enterprise agreement covering 5000 employees was voted up this week.

New deal boosts leave entitlements throughout Qantas

Qantas will provide 10 days domestic and family violence leave and two extra weeks of parental leave to all of its 30,000 employees later this year, after it struck an enterprise deal with the ASU that guarantees the entitlements for more than 4,000 employees.

Report calls for overhaul of APS recruitment regime

A Turnbull Government review is calling for legislative change to overhaul "ineffective" recruitment practices and boost gender equality in the Australian Public Service, but the CPSU has criticised it for missing an opportunity to drive positive change.

Changes to Fair Work Act begin today

Changes to greenfields agreements bargaining, protected action ballots and unpaid parental leave have come into effect today, after the Federal Government's Fair Work Amendment Bill received Royal Assent yesterday.

Committee supports parental leave changes

Coalition members of a Senate committee have backed the passage of the Government's Bill that seeks to halt parents "double-dipping" into government and employer-funded paid parental leave schemes, but Labor and Greens senators say the change is regressive.