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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09/12/2016HR Infrastructure, Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues, Safety

Work Christmas parties are a chance for employees to let their hair down, celebrate their achievements from the past working year, and it can also be a great chance for your employees to bond. However, although the work Christmas party can be fun, it can also be fraught with dangers. Such dangers...

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08/08/2016Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

We were keen to find out more about franchisors’ perceptions of the depth of the problem of payroll non-compliance in Australia, as well as some of the wider implications for the sector, and how compliance could be improved at franchisee and franchisor levels. This has been prompted by the well-...

11/07/2016Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Legislation

Franchisors have historically taken an arms length approach to their franchisees’ Industrial Relations programs. This boundary has been subject to intense scrutiny in recent months across many franchised businesses. The subject of franchisor responsibility for franchisee misdemeanors has featured...

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28/04/2016HR Infrastructure

If you are like us, you are probably looking for any opportunity to cut down the number of emails in your inbox to only those that interest you. Our monthly newsletter is limited to articles of general interest about employee relations issues. However, we also create many articles on our website...

07/04/2016HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

We have recently been asked by clients what they can do when they have accidentally overpaid an employee. In one specific case, the overpayment came as a result of a simple payroll clerical error, where the client inadvertently entered too high an hourly rate into the payroll system. Can you deduct...

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25/01/2016HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

Clients have asked us how they can go about dealing with employees who they suspect are stealing from them. Here we explain how you can prevent and reduce the likelihood of such a situation happening to your business. How to spot stealing Even with policies and procedures in place, there may be a...

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15/01/2016Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Answer: The short answer is yes. As the law currently stands, Section 107 Notice and Evidence Requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009 indicates employees must, if required by the employer, give the employer evidence that would satisfy the leave is taken for a permissible reason/occasion. Modern...

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13/01/2016HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

A client of ours recently asked that if an employee requests to sacrifice part of their salary in order to receive more superannuation, could they go ahead and do so? Here’s how we replied:

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12/01/2016Wage Rates, Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Legislation

Due to requests from some of our franchise clients, we launched our external Payroll Audit Service to review Payroll and Award/Enterprise Agreement compliance at the franchisee outlet level. Most Common Payroll Issues Found Many franchisees are using the franchisor’s Enterprise Agreement for their...

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