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In these extraordinary and uncertain times, as business owners you are busy navigating through what has been and, in some cases still is, a dramatic impact on the new future of how we do business post-pandemic. Read on for the top 5 emerging trends that will transform your workplace in 2021.Read More
During the busy festive season, your business may be trading and under pressure to perform at an optimum level, coupled with balancing some key employees potentially away on annual leave. How can you create a more engaged and productive team during the festive season to drive performance and results?Read More
‘Tis the season for festive parties. However, work Christmas parties can turn into HR nightmares. The 'silly season' is upon us so it is important employers and employees are reminded this is no excuse to disregard normal safe work practices. While for many the work Christmas party is a harmless get-together and celebration amongst colleagues, it can turn into an alcohol fuelled and horrendous event for management.Read More
Did you know if your employees are not covered by an award, the latest Miscellaneous Award changes may put you at risk of inadvertently underpaying staff. Recent changes to this award may have costly consequences for you, if your employees now have access to the award entitlements from 1 July 2020. Or if they are low-skilled and/or trade-qualified employees not previously covered by any other modern award.Read More
If your business is planning a shut down over the festive season, now is the time to start planning to ensure you do not breach any legislation or risk a Fair Work claim. It is imperative you get it right and have a well-structured employee communication plan to ensure a smooth holiday period for all parties.Read More
How your business recovers economically post-pandemic can be improved with the assistance of government subsidies and support. It is imperative you are aware of the latest subsidies available to business and how beneficial they may be for your business circumstances.Read More
Do you have casual employees? Be aware of the new changes to payment of overtime, to avoid inadvertently underpaying staff.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled new changes for the calculation and application of casual employee’s overtime. Some of the changes took effect from 1 July 2020 whilst others take effect from November 2020 and 97 Awards are impacted.Read More
Don’t be caught out inadvertently underpaying staff, be aware of the latest November 2020 changes to Award Wages
Did you know that the modern award minimum wages for Group 2 modern awards increased by 1.75% from 1 November 2020? Yes, that is right, from 1st November 2020, the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) second category of this year’s annual wage reviews comes into effect and employees under these Awards must get this increase.Read More
Do small businesses have to pay redundancy? Be aware of the rules or risk an unfair dismissal claim.
The majority of small businesses won’t need to pay their employees redundancy under Australian employment law if they have fewer than 15 employees in the business at the time of the redundancy. Read on to find out more!Read More
With so many changes to wages, the high-profile media coverage of wage underpayments and costly implications if you get it wrong; you are bound to be a little weary and confused. From 1st November 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) the second category of this year’s annual wage reviews comes into effect and employees under these Awards must get this increase.Read More