In-house counsel warned over award rates

16 March 2010 | by The New Lawyer 

Middletons’ workplace relations and safety partner, Kathy Dalton, wipes away all misconceptions and shows what in-house counsel really do need to be aware of under the new rules 

“A breach of award conditions can attract civil penalties of up to $33,000 for a corporate employer and individuals involved can also be penalised up to $6,600 for each breach. In the employment context, the likelihood of multiple breaches over an extended period of time quickly compounds the risk. On top of the risk of prosecution, a continued breach of award obligations can quickly create a very serious back-pay liability for a business. ” 

Read more in theNewLawyer and reproduced with permission.

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