On 2 September 2021, the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by both the Senate and the House or Representatives. Once it receives royal assent, it will operate to amend the following pieces of legislation: the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, the Fair Work Act 2009, and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
We are advising employers on the permissibility of vaccine mandates in particular jurisdictions, the ability to require proof of vaccination (including data privacy considerations), how to treat employees who refuse vaccines, workplace health and safety requirements, and much more.
Much of the focus in the world of employment last financial year was on the repercussions of lockdowns, restructuring, and remote work. There were however quite a number of important changes and decisions which employers may have missed. We set out in the attached Paper a calendar of key events, and also a checklist of tips for FY22.
On 4 August 2021, the High Court overturned the Full Federal Court’s decision in Rossato (and the findings in Skene), holding that Mr Rossato was, in fact, a casual employee. The result is that Mr Rossato was found not to be entitled to any back payments. The decision represents a shift in how Courts have approached issues related to casual employment and provides employers with comfort in relation to casual employment arrangements.
Our Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Team is pleased to provide you with our second quarterly update for 2021 highlighting key employment law changes across the Asia Pacific region.
Our four-part webinar series is your passport to ensure that your organization is up to speed on the key labor and employment issues affecting business operations in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.
In each regional 60-minute webinar recording, our in-market presenters discuss the most recent developments and challenges impacting employers and share legal updates, practical tips and takeaways for companies to action now.
Our Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Team is pleased to provide you with our first quarterly update for 2021 highlighting key employment law changes across the Asia Pacific region. Please feel free to visit our Building a New Workforce Reality and FutureWorks sites designed to guide global employers on how to future-proof your workforce and to stay competitive in innovating and revolutionizing your working practices.
With COVID-19 vaccinations finally here, organizations looking to protect their workforces and promote business continuity must navigate a fast-evolving framework of national protocols and regulatory regimes. An increasing number of jurisdictions across the globe are publishing guidelines and legislation governing the legal and practical aspects of workplace vaccination programs.
In brief Closing the Gap: The EU Pay Transparency Directive As more companies embrace inclusion and diversity as a board level priority and take progressive steps to build a more inclusive workforce we are seeing an evolution in equal pay laws across the globe as lawmakers respond to the need…
Closing the Gap: The EU Pay Transparency Directive
As more companies embrace inclusion and diversity as a board level priority and take progressive steps to build a more inclusive workforce we are seeing an evolution in equal pay laws across the globe as lawmakers respond to the need to close the diversity gap.
Most recently, the European Commission has proposed a directive aimed at requiring pay transparency, which, if passed, would affect each of its 27 member states. We outline the key proposals and their impact on European employers below and highlight additional recent global developments in equal pay.