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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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The Fair Work Ombudsman is currently making ‘SURPRISE’ audit visits... are you on the FWO’s watch list?

Wednesday 21st April 2021    

In recent times, multiple cases have been before Fair Work with rulings impacting business owners; particularly in relation to wage underpayment breaches. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is also making surprise visits to businesses last week.

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Did you know… 1 in 3 women have been sexually harassed at work. Proposed Federal laws will be grounds for dismissal from a workplace.

Wednesday 14th April 2021    

The current media coverage regarding sexual harassment in Federal parliament and the workplace is bringing the issue to the forefront and with the aim of transforming not only laws but how the issue is managed in the workplace.

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The rise of the remote working “bully” 5 tips all employers need to know

Thursday 8th April 2021    

Flexible or hybrid working arrangement or working from home are part of the new normal where employees are working away from the office rather than in it. What is becoming more obvious is the trend of ‘upward bullying’ where managers are being bullied by their subordinates.

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Risk and poor payroll procedure exposure.

Tuesday 30th March 2021    

As a business owner/managers, it can be daunting to know where to start and manage your payroll system in its entirety; particularly as impact if you get it wrong. For example, inadvertent underpayment of wages which can leave you open to hefty fines or even jail time for owners and directors. It is essential you take proactive steps to protect your organisation against wage breaches. Here are nine stages of a typical payroll system. The risk of an underpayment usually occurs within the first six steps.

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Easter is just around the corner… don’t inadvertently underpay your employees.

Tuesday 16th March 2021    

It is timely for you to clarify the correct pay rates and which penalty rates apply to your industry or award during the Easter public holiday weekend.

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