15/10/2018Employee Issues

A landmark Court decision affecting all businesses generally, and important award changes which will affect the retail industry specifically, are changing the landscape in relation to the employment of casuals. We give our views on what all this means. Simplified – Retail award penalties for...

12/10/2018Wage Rates, Awards

The decision , handed down on 27 September, 2018, was a further aspect of the 4-yearly review of modern awards, which actually commenced in 2014. The changes will commence phasing in from 1 November, 2018 , although the final determinations giving effect to the changes to the award, have yet to be...

24/09/2018Awards

Key provisions - Eligibility: A regular casual employee is a casual employee who has over a calendar period of at least 12 months worked a pattern of hours on an ongoing basis which, without significant adjustment, the employee could continue to perform as a full-time employee or part-time employee...

11/09/2018Employee Issues

A recent decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia [WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131] concerning the concept of ‘casual’ employment, has caused an uproar in the business community, as it seemingly had the effect of awarding an employee receiving a casual loading, an...

11/09/2018Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

Key Points - In a recent press-release, the FWO has re-emphasised franchisor’s obligations to avoid liability for breaches by their franchisees under new laws introduced in 2017 Australian workplace laws are complicated, but once you are in the FWO’s sights, it can be hard to avoid publicity for...

10/09/2018Leave

All Victorian employers, and employers of employees who work in Victoria, need to be aware of the significant changes to the Long Service Leave act which come into effect on 1 November 2018 (unless proclaimed earlier by the Victorian Government). The 2018 Act does not alter the rate at which Long...

10/09/2018

After the success of our recent webinar on Record Keeping Obligations under the Fair Work Act , we have decided to run another webinar - this time based on Work Rights in Australia. Employment Compliance Webinar – Work Rights in Australia and VEVO checks Date : 3 October 2018 Time: 9:30 am AEDT...

10/09/2018HR Infrastructure, Legislation

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently stated that franchisors must educate and train their franchisees as one of the four essential steps to avoid legal and reputational risk when franchisees don’t follow workplace laws. ER Strategies has developed online Employment Compliance Training modules...

08/08/2018Leave, Awards

Last month we reported that the FWC had finalised the full set of model terms for domestic and family violence leave including eligibility, the full entitlements and notice and evidence requirements (view previous article here ). The FWC has now updated all industry and occupation awards to include...

17/07/2018HR Infrastructure, Legislation

The recent introduction of new Vulnerable Worker amendments to the Fair Work Act means employers are now liable for dramatically higher penalties for improper employment record-keeping and incomplete payslips. In this 35-40 minute free webinar, we will show you, in simple terms, how you can meet...

11/07/2018Superannuation

The Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty is a government proposal to give employers a ‘one-off’ opportunity to come forward and rectify any past super guarantee without being subjected to usual penalties. The proposed Bill passed the House of Representatives on the 20th June 2018 and is currently being...

11/07/2018Leave, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

The FWC is awaiting any further comments from groups before it enacts it into all Modern Awards, to take effect on 1 August 2018. You can read an earlier article relating to the introduction of a Domestic Violence Leave into modern awards here . The key provisions of the model terms outlined by the...

28/06/2018Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Legislation

Click here to access our comparison table of our included 'WorkShield' service offerings against the FWO's compliance checklist. The recent introduction of the Vulnerable Worker laws, in conjunction with the existing 'assessorial liability' provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (cth), means that...

25/06/2018Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Fast Food Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018

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25/06/2018Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Restaurant Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018.

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25/06/2018Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Clerks - Private Sector Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018.

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25/06/2018Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018.

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25/06/2018Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the General Retail Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018.

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25/06/2018Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Building and Construction General Onsite Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018.

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25/06/2018Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Business Equipment Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018.

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