Fair Work Ombudsman Updates

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Important information about accruing paid sick and carer's leave
On 13 August 2020, the High Court of Australia handed down a decision clarifying how paid personal/carer's leave is accrued and taken under the National Employment Standards (NES). In the decision of Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2020] HCA 29, the High Court clarified that:

  • the entitlement to 10 days of personal/carer's leave under the NES is calculated based on an employee's ordinary hours of work, not working days
  • 10 days of personal/carer's leave is calculated as 1/26 of an employee's ordinary hours of work in a year.

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Hort update from Fair Work Ombudsman
The Fair Work Ombudsman has continued to monitor workplace compliance in the horticulture industry with inspectors assessing over 260 businesses connected with the harvesting of various crops last year and earlier this year. Click here for the full story...