Blog - February 2023

  • Nation's rising unemployment may be an opportunity for CQ

    Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by EditorNo comments

    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the number of employed people in January fell by 11,500, pushing the nation's unemployment rate up from 3.5% to 3.7%. This is second consecutive month that the number of employed fell. It remains to be seen if the fall is due to seasonal fluctuation, as the head of labour statistics at the ABS has stated, or the result of increasing interest ...

  • New paid family and domestic violence leave – what you need to know

    Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 by EditorNo comments

    Commencing at the start of February this year, the Fair Work Act has provided for a new, paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave (FDV) entitlement. All businesses will need to comply, however the entitlement is being introduced in two phases, depending on the number of employees they have on 1 February 2023: Employers with 15 or more employees (non-small business employers) must provide the ...