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Delay to registration for Disability Worker Registration Scheme

Disability service providers should be aware that registration for the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme has been delayed until July 2021.
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Enactment of Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020

The Gender Equality Act 2020 was enacted on 25 February 2020 with a commencement date of 31 March 2021.

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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