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CASUAL EMPLOYEE LOADINGS SHOULD BE OFFSET AGAINST OTHER ENTITLEMENTS: AHA / TAA

Thursday, 18 October 2018 MEDIA RELEASE The intention of loadings for casual employees is to offset the entitlements received by full time employment, Australian Hotels Association CEO Stephen Ferguson and Tourism Accommodation Chair Martin Ferguson said today. The comments follow a recent decision by the Federal Court of Australia which found that a casual employee was entitled to payment for untaken annual leave following the termination of their employment. The employee involved was a fly-in fly-out worker at a mining site in Queensland. AHA National CEO Stephen Ferguson said the rules should be clear. “An employee should not be unjustly
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Government must act on Kenoland

Government must act on Kenoland 21 February 2018 In September 2017, the Federal Parliament passed reforms related to on line gambling as part of amendments to the Interactive Gambling Act. At the time the Interactive Gambling Bill passed the Senate, Senator Hanson proposed an amendment to with the effect to prohibit “betting on the outcome of a lottery” (such as Lottoland). The response of the Government was to the effect that Senator Hanson’s proposition was beyond the scope of the bill, but that the Government would consult and examine the issue further. We understand that on behalf of the Government,
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AHA WELCOMES FEDERAL COURT’S SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT UMPIRE

The Australian Hotels Association has welcomed this morning’s decision by the Federal Court to reject all union grounds in its appeal of the Fair Work Commission’s recent penalty rates decision. AHA National CEO Stephen Ferguson said he was pleased the full bench of the Federal Court had backed the independent umpire’s original decision on penalty rates. Mr Ferguson said; “The Full Bench of the Federal Court upheld the principle that the Fair Work Commission was alone vested with the full responsibility for assessing all relevant matters and reaching all relevant conclusions in making its determinations.” “This decision upholds the long-standing
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AHA WELCOMES NEW HEAD OF TABCORP’S WAGERING AND MEDIA BUSINESS

The Australian Hotels Association National Executive has congratulated Adam Rytenskild on his appointment as the new head of Tabcorp’s wagering and media business.   “The Association welcomes Adam Rytenskild’s appointment and looks forward to working closely with him on continuing to enhance the services our members provide their customers,” AHA National President Scott Leach said today.   “He is well known to many in our industry as a talented executive who has the interests of hotels at heart in delivering outcomes which work for venues and for Tabcorp.   “We are pleased he is taking over the helm of the
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AHA applauds FWC part-time employment decision

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) has welcomed today’s decision by the Fair Work Commission to introduce flexible part-time employment in the hospitality industry. AHA CEO Stephen Ferguson said today’s announcement by the independent umpire was a ‘common-sense win’ for both employers and employees. “The Fair Work Commission agreed with the AHA submission that greater flexibility in part-time employment would be in the interests of both employee and employer,” Mr Ferguson said. “The FWC found that the current part-time provision was close to being a ‘dead letter’ and unworkable. This has traditionally seen a low percentage of part-time workers across our
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