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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Changes to the Security of Payment Act to commence on 21 October 2019

Security of Payments

The NSW Government has proclaimed 21 October 2019 as the day on which the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 No 78 will commence, introducing the following key changes to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Act 1999 (NSW) (Act): the concept of “reference dates” has been removed with payment …
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5 key changes to employment laws on 1 July 2019

National Minimum Wage Each financial year, the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) Expert Panel for wage reviews undertakes it annual wage review and subsequently publishes its decision. This financial year, the FWC’s decision has resulted in the new national minimum wage being set at $740.80/week or $19.49/hour from the first full pay period on or after …
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NSW Government considers new legislation against contractors

In the wake of two well-publicised damaged apartment blocks, the NSW Government has released an update on their plan for legal reform within the building and construction landscape. In short, the NSW Government proposes further regulation and a statutory duty of care. In June 2019, the NSW Government released the “Building Stronger Foundations Discussion Paper” …
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