Important amendments to Fair Work Act: JobKeeper scheme and unpaid pandemic leave

Some recent changes have been made to workplace laws to support employees and employers during the coronavirus pandemic, which early childhood education and care (ECEC) decision makers should be aware of.

14 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Australian company collaborates with John Hopkins to launch global COVID risk kit

An Australian company has collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security in Baltimore, in the United States, to produce a toolkit which will help businesses around the world to safely open their doors following social distancing measures.

21 days ago

by Freya Lucas

You can’t ask that: Privacy, ECEC workplaces and COVID-19 – a rights explainer

It goes without saying that in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, both employers and employees generally want to do the right thing by one another.

32 days ago

by Freya Lucas

JobKeeper payment extension granted to assist with cash flow, Ombudsman says

Small businesses, some of which operate in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) have been granted an extension to pay their employees under the JobKeeper program, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell said yesterday.

37 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Paul Mondo, ACA President, shares his COVID experience and highlights full range of support available

The last six weeks have been a period of immense uncertainty for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

39 days ago

by Paul Mondo, Australian Childcare Alliance President