Casuals/part-timers and portable LSL face reviews

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Casuals/part-timers and portable LSL face reviews

The Fair Work Commission is reviewing modern award provisions dealing with casual and part-time employment, while the Senate is inquiring into a national long service leave standard and entitlements portability.

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The Fair Work Commission is reviewing modern award provisions dealing with casual and part-time employment, while the Senate is inquiring into a national long service leave standard and entitlements portability.

Casual and part-time award provisions


The Fair Work Commission is reviewing modern award provisions dealing with casual and part-time employment.  The NSW Business Chamber has joined with other employer groups to survey how and why employers in different industries employ people on a part-time or casual basis to help the Fair Work Commission understand the practices of real employers in different industries. This will enable the Commission to make more informed decisions in this part of its current review of modern awards.

The survey can be accessed via this link and closes on Friday 22 January 2016. 

Portable LSL inquiry submissions due tomorrow


Submissions to the Senate inquiry into a national long service leave standard and entitlements portability close tomorrow, Friday 11 December.

The Education and Employment References Committee is conducting the inquiry, with the terms of reference requiring consideration of:
  • the number of Australians in insecure work
  • the extent and nature of labour market mobility
  • the objectives of portable long service leave schemes, and the key components that might apply
  • which sectors, industries or occupations may, or may not, benefit from such schemes
  • the operation of a portable long service scheme, including:
    • how and by whom such schemes might be run
    • how such schemes could be organised, be it occupational, industrial or other
    • the appropriate role for the Commonwealth Government in facilitating portable long service leave schemes
    • the impact of varying state and territory long service leave arrangements on a potential national long service scheme administered by the Commonwealth
    • the capacity to operate such schemes within or across jurisdictions, including recognition of service, and
  • any other related matters.
The committee’s report is due on 25 February next year.
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