Changes from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

April 22, 2021

We recently received an email from the Fair Work Ombudsman with important updates as on:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations
  • casual employment
  • parental leave.

They’ve changed platforms for sharing these updates with you. See what this means for you below.

“COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace
We’ve expanded our information on COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace. Visit COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace for information and guidance on common questions about coronavirus vaccinations and the workplace.

Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms
On 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act was amended to change some workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. For a detailed summary of what’s changed, see Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms.

Changes to unpaid parental leave entitlements
From 27 November 2020, following changes to the Fair Work Act, employees can now access unpaid parental leave for a maximum of 12 months if they experience:
• a stillbirth, or
• the death of an infant during the first 24 months of life.

Read more about these new unpaid leave entitlements at Changes to unpaid parental leave entitlements.”

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