06/11/2015Employee Issues, Performance Management

Insight Report on unfair dismissals that unearths the reasons behind the reasons that employers settle unfair dismissal claims and the implications for their businesses was released by ER Strategies.

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...

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...

11/10/2017Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

As well as attending the FCA Franchisor convention over the last few days, ER Strategies Director Steve Champion also had the honour of hosting a roundtable discussion around how to respond to the new laws , including how payroll audits can be a part of the reasonable steps franchisors need to take...

30/06/2017Wage Rates, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

The 2017 salary cap figure under the Fair Work Regulations for unfair dissmissal is now $142,000 for fulltime employees. This was previously $138,900. For part time employees, the salary cap figure is calculated on a pro rata basis. To calculate whether an employee is under the the high income...

11/04/2017Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

The Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, has been very 'vocal' in recent months, making speeches and issuing press releases about the FWO's approach to prosecuting "accessories" to breaches of employment laws. The obvious approach the FWO is taking is to maximise its limited prosecutions budget, by...

15/03/2017Employee Issues, Legislation

Many Franchise businesses would have seen press reports regarding the end of the s.457 Fast food industry labour agreement and would have wondered what it meant for their business. Impact of Decision Limited The termination of the above agreement, which is a special immigration agreement and is...

13/02/2017Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

New Laws Protecting Vulnerable Workers Now Imminent With the recent extensive media coverage of franchisees across a range of brands underpaying their employees, it is now evident that the Federal Government is moving ahead in the current session of Parliament to protect vulnerable employees, by...

David Price, ER Strategies' GM
10/01/2017Wage Rates, Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

The FWO’s successful prosecution of the Yogurberry franchise has raised many questions on how franchisors can protect themselves from “ accessorial liability ” – being an accessory for payroll contraventions of the Fair Work Act. Background Our recent article about the FWO “lifting the bar” on both...

14/12/2016HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Performance Management

We are continually relying on our mobile phones and other mobile devices for everything from checking the weather to keeping in contact with each other on social media. With such a high reliance on mobile phones, chances are your business has had issues with employees using their phones while they...

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