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Did you know… you must deduct garnishee orders; or you may be liable!

Tuesday 15th June 2021    

As an employer you may have experienced a judgment debtor court order known as a garnishee directed to your business for one of your employees. When this happens, you are obligated to make deductions from that employee’s wages and pay that amount directly to the third party as instalments in accordance with a court order.

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Don’t get caught out … recent Fair Work ruling demonstrates why you need to clearly distinguish employees from contractors.

Tuesday 8th June 2021    

Failing to classify workers correctly as an employee or an independent contractor can land business owners in hot water and in breach of Fair Work(FW) laws.

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NAB in Court in relation to potential wage underpayments. If your business has employees on a salary, covered by an Award and regularly works more than 40 hours per week, you may be at risk of a claim

Wednesday 2nd June 2021    

In what may be the largest underpayment case in Australian history, the National Australia Bank (NAB) will face legal action for alleged unpaid wages lodged by The Finance Sector Union (FSU) in the Federal Court. The outcome of this case could have ramifications for all employers who pay salaries where the employee is covered by an Award and regularly works hours more than 40 hours a week.

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If position no longer redundant, can you withdraw the dismissal notice and withhold termination monies? Are you at risk of a Fair Work claim?

Wednesday 26th May 2021    

Redundancies were increasingly prevalent through the pandemic and are now on the rise as government subsidies wind down. What are some of the concerns and questions we hear from clients...

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Horseplay in the workplace leads to $662,102 in damages. Is your business at risk of an incident or potential claim?

Wednesday 19th May 2021    

A certain amount of joking, skylarking and horseplay in the workplace is often harmless and lightens the atmosphere, keeping up the spirits of workers. However, when it goes too far and someone is injured, the consequences can be very serious and costly.

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General Protections claims are on the rise post-pandemic... is your business at risk of a staggering compensation payout?

Tuesday 11th May 2021    

Increasing claims for general protections (adverse action) have been lodged with Fair Work; where there is found to be a case, the rulings impact business owners with huge fines awarded to employees.

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Superannuation to increase from 1 July 2021, is your business prepared?

Tuesday 4th May 2021    

Superannuation contributions by employers is set to rise on 1 July 2021 from 9.5 percent of “Ordinary Time Earnings” (OTE) to 10 percent. This can be a little more complex to decipher than one would expect.

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Working from home; someone might be watching!

Thursday 29th April 2021    

Tips on how to effectively manage your employees work from home arrangements and to avoid being liable.

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