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Work fom homevis not a new concept but has been forced on many of our businesses and tested the flexibility of workplaces to accommodate WFH needs and productivity. Most Akyra clients have grappled with the questions and issues below.Read More
It’s now well-recognised that work can be harmful to your mental health – stress, anxiety and depression loom large in public discourse. But while it’s easy to accept this is a workplace health and safety issue, it’s another thing altogether to identify specific risks and take effective action to prevent these types of problems from occurring.Read More
In Akyra’s experience, many businesses question if an employer can insist an employee schedule their medical appointments outside work hours? Read on for more information.Read More
Workplace complaints, claims and issues are on the rise post-pandemic. Receiving a bullying complaint from an employee and working out what to do next is stressful enough... let alone when the bullying complaint is made vexatiously and without a legitimate reason?Read More
Training and education for managers who manage people is integral to their professional development to mitigate a FWC claim. Here are ‘9 examples of reasonable management action’ for your consideration.Read More
As you are aware, Superannuation contributions by employers will increase 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.Read More
Now is the time to re-focus your team for success and review award changes effective from July 2021. The new financial year is upon us and, from July 2021, minimum wages will increase in most modern awards from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2021.Read More
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.Read More
Don’t get caught out … recent Fair Work ruling demonstrates why you need to clearly distinguish employees from contractors.
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.Read More
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
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.Read More