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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?
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...Read More
Horseplay in the workplace leads to $662,102 in damages. Is your business at risk of an incident or potential claim?
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.Read More
General Protections claims are on the rise post-pandemic... is your business at risk of a staggering compensation payout?
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Fair Work Ombudsman is currently making ‘SURPRISE’ audit visits... are you on the FWO’s watch list?
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.Read More
Did you know… 1 in 3 women have been sexually harassed at work. Proposed Federal laws will be grounds for dismissal from a workplace.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More