Employers reminded of legal obligations to pay public holiday penalty rates

As most of Canberra prepares for a day-off on the Australia Day public holiday, over 50,000 people will be working on Thursday across the ACT. Employers are reminded of their obligations to correctly pay staff rostered on to work during the public holiday. It is unlawful to underpay employees, and it is the responsibility of … Continue reading Employers reminded of legal obligations to pay public holiday penalty rates

Extreme hot weather calls for stronger working-in-heat protections

Working in heat regulations - extreme heat - unions

Following the continued heatwave across the ACT, UnionsACT is today calling for stronger and clearer regulations for working-in-heat. While some industries and collective agreements have clear requirements about working when there is extreme heat, there is no clear standard in the ACT for employers and employees. Hot weather is a workplace safety issue, and working … Continue reading Extreme hot weather calls for stronger working-in-heat protections