Construction News: NCC Changes Live & Govt Calls for Submissions
2019 National Construction Code (NCC)
The NCC has been amended. Taking effect from 1 May 2019 changes have been made to a number of provisions including energy efficiency, masonry, decks and balconies, condensation and fire safety affecting builders and tradies across Queensland. Head to the Master Builders Queensland site for more detail about the changes.
It is essential to remain up-to-date with all changes to the NCC to avoid being in breach of your statutory and contractual obligations.
Government Taskforce into Non-Payment
The Queensland Government has established a special taskforce to investigate subcontractor non-payment in the Queensland building industry. Any individual or organisation can make a confidential submission to the taskforce via the taskforce website. We encourage anyone who has experienced non-payment in the building industry to make a submission – if you want to influence government decisions affecting the building industry now is the time to have your say. Submissions close 5pm on Friday 17 May 2019.
Need some help to understand your rights and obligations? Please contact Kylie Howell on 07 4688 2188 for more information.
The High Court has today granted Mondalez International the right to appeal the meaning of “10 days of paid personal/carers leave” as quantified under section 96 of the Fair Work Act. The appeal comes after a ruling in August that confirmed Mondalez employees were entitled to 120 hours of paid leave rather than the 76 hours calculated by Mondelez.... read on
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