09/03/2018Franchising, Employee Issues, Awards

FWO Frustrated Recent press commentary from the FWO regarding the results of a compliance activity program it carried out on a number of Caltex fuel outlets, has shown the FWO's frustration in getting assistance from franchisor Caltex to redress the problem. Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said...

14/03/2018Awards

Our friends at the National Retail Association (NRA) recently commenced an article series about modern award coverage. Part 1 took you through how to help work out which modern awards apply in your business, and Part 2 helped businesses in the Food Services Sector understand the questions that need...

14/03/2018Awards

Our friends at the National Retail Association (NRA) recently commenced an article series about modern award coverage. Part 1 took you through how to help work out which modern awards apply in your business, and Part 2 helps businesses in the Food Services Sector understand the questions that need...

09/01/2018Wage Rates, Awards

Our recent article described major changes recently commenced to the Restaurant Industry Award. The changes are complex and will take some time for employers in the Restaurant Industry to fully absorb and get used to. We have been fielding questions from various clients regarding how the new...

13/12/2017Awards

In July 2017, the Fair Work Commission determined that the Fast Food Industry Award (FFIA) would be varied to extend overtime loadings to casual employees, not only just for permanent employees. Prior to this, it was probable that casuals were not entitled to work overtime under the FFIA. Recently...

13/12/2017Awards

In July 2017, the Fair Work Commission determined that the Restaurant Industry Award (RIA) would be varied to – change the part-time employees hours clause to provide for a minimum of 8 ordinary hours to be rostered each week, with the ability to roster the employee for additional hours up to less...

08/12/2017Leave, Legislation, Awards

Below is the memo we have provided to Yum for KFC Equity stores. 2017/2018 Christmas and New Year Period - South Australia / Northern Territory a. For 'non-award' employees (ARM & RGM & ARMs & RGMs - note managers are still subject to the Fast Food Award in most cases) Public Holidays...

08/12/2017Leave, Legislation, Awards

Below is the memo we have provided to Yum for KFC Equity stores. 2017/2018 Christmas and New Year Period - NSW, QLD, TAS, WA, ACT, VIC a. For 'non-award' employees (ARMs & RGMs - note managers are still subject to the Fast Food Award in most cases). Public Holidays are: Christmas Day Mon 25th...

08/11/2017Wage Rates, Legislation, Awards

Our Answer - whilst in some situations engaging employees on a commission-only basis can be achieved practically, the main issue is that the employee can never receive less than their legislated minimum entitlements, including entitlements to minimum hourly rates. Commission-only employee gets $28,...

12/07/2017Awards

In a recent long and complex decision (368 pages) as part of its 4-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission will make a number of significant changes to Casual and Part-time employment provisions in a number of awards with particular application to many of our clients' businesses...

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