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NDS: Your Essential Briefing 2020 - Only 3 weeks to go!

We are fast approaching NDS’s Your Essential Briefing 2020 to be held on Wednesday 26 August 2020.
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DHHS COVID-19 advice for Victorian providers

NDS and DHHS hosted the webinar: Safer and Stronger to update Victorian providers on COVID-19 impacts for the disability sector.

Fair Work Commission proposes changes to leave in response to COVID-19

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The Fair Work Commission issued a statement proposing, on its own initiative, to vary 103 Modern Awards in response to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The variations proposed, which would operate until 30 June 2020, are:

(a)  provision for up to two weeks unpaid ‘pandemic’ leave for an employee who is required to self-isolate, or is otherwise prevented from working because of measures taken by government or medical authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and(b) provision for an employer and employee to agree on the employee taking double annual leave on half pay.

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