Issue 33, 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017
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Lodging your WorkCover Claim after your employment has ended: effects of McCluskey v Oxford Managers An injured worker is not entitled to “earnings enhancement” (eg. shift allowance and overtime pay) as part of the calculation of their pre-injury average weekly earnings (“PIAWE”) where the injured worker has lodged their WorkCover claim after their employment has come to an end, the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court has ruled.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
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Your Superannuation: more than a retirement fund Most people think superannuation is only there for retirement. So it can be surprising to learn that you can access your super if injury or illness impacts on your ability to work, or if you are in extreme financial difficulty.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
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Unions appeal penalty rates decision On 26 September 2017, a full court of five judges in the Federal Court heard an appeal against the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates across five modern awards in the hospitality, fast food and retail industries. The appeal was brought by the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) and United Voice (UV).