Happy New Year!
Thomson Reuters Workplace: Fair Work portal will be publishing occasional new posts throughout January as of today, resuming our daily frequency by the end of the month.
In the meantime, readers should be aware of changes that have been afoot over the December-January break, with a lot of significance attaching to New Years Day:
* Fair Work Australia Rules 2010 took effect 1 January 2011
* also effective as of 1 January, a change to the definition of ‘small business’ for the purposes of federal unfair dismissal laws, so that number of employees is now determined by headcount.
Lots to keep the workplace practitioner busy and mindful, even over the holidays!