Employment Law Alert - May 2010


Welcome to our May 2010 edition of Employment Law Alert, in which we consider recent statutory amendments, proposed new statutes and recent cases.

Recent Statutory Amendments and Proposed Laws

Employment (Amendment) Bill 2009

The Legislative Council has recently passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2009 which will create new criminal offences for failing to pay an award by the Labour Tribunal or Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2009 ("EAB") has created additional offences for employers who fail to pay awards of the Labour Tribunal or Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board. Employers face of a fine of $350,000 and imprisonment of 3 years.

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