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Fair Work Commission announces 5.2% increase to minimum wage
15 June 2022 From 1 July 2022, the national minimum wage will be increased from $20.33 to $21.38 per hour. Casual employees covered by the minimum wage get at least a 25% loading on top of this.
Fair Work Commission announces 1.75% increase to minimum wages
23 July 2021 The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages following its 2021 Annual Wage Review. 
RLC staff acknowledged among 30 best and brightest young lawyers in Australia
11 June 2021 The Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards ceremony returned in 2021, and RLC was thrilled to see two of our staff nominated!
Respect at Work: Government responds to national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment
08 April 2021 This month, the government announced it would adopt "wholly, in part, or in principle," the 55 recommendations set out in the Human Right Commission ...
International Students and Wage Theft in Australia report highlights 'rampant' and sustained level of exploitation
29 June 2020 Despite commitments to improve conditions, international students are still subject to wage theft and poor employment conditions, a new report finds.
COVID-19 and employment law: factsheets for migrant workers
04 May 2020 The Employment Rights Legal Service (ERLS) is a free statewide service for migrants and other vulnerable workers in NSW. The service is a collaboration between Kingsford Legal Centre,...
Stood down without pay during COVID-19? Don't resign!
30 March 2020 Have you been stood down without pay? Don’t resign until you've had legal advice, says RLC's employment law solicitor.
ATO takes actions on unpaid super
29 October 2019 In good news for employees, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has begun to focus its resources on the issue of unpaid superannuation contributions.
Know your award: Fair Work releases interactive tools to support workers
20 June 2019 The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched new online resources to help fast food and restaurant owners and employees better understand their workplace entitlements and obligations.
Sexual harassment at work: a guide for the unsure
08 April 2019 In the wake of #MeToo, RLC's Employment Law Solicitor, Sharmilla Bargon, addresses some misguided views and misconceptions about sexual harassment in the workplace.