Are you getting all your super?
The previous Labor Government increased the superannuation guarantee rate from 9% to 9.25% effective from 1 July 2013. They also ensured that discriminatory age limits on the right to superannuation payments were removed.
Discrimination and Unlawful Termination
It is illegal to be discriminated against or sacked on the basis of race, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer’s responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or
Redundancy occurs where the employer no longer requires that a worker’s job be done by anyone, or the employer becomes bankrupt or insolvent.
If you are made redundant you should receive severance pay in addition to notice, as well as any accrued leave you have.
Unfair dismissal and unlawful changes to pay and conditions
Under the Fair Work Act, all workers who have served a qualifying period (6 months or 12 months for a small business) are legally protected from being sacked unfairly if:
- they are covered by a Modern Award;
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Resolving workplace issues