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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12/01/2016HR Infrastructure

We regularly publish articles on our website that focus on - Important IR and legislative changes, Strategies employers can use to deal with troublesome employees, Real questions we get asked by our clients and the advice we give them, Employer's employment obligations. Registered site users can...

09/12/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

At our recent Roundtable, attendees - mainly HR Professionals - were invited to discuss the findings of our Insight Report ‘ Unfair Dismissal Claims ’. The Roundtable worked to further detail the challenges, solutions and preventions of unfair dismissals that were outlined throughout the report...

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06/11/2015HR Infrastructure, Awards

As part of the four-yearly review of modern awards, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has held that the standard absorption clause inserted into modern awards in 2010, will be deleted. The clause currently provides: The monetary obligations imposed on employers by this award may be...

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19/10/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

A client of ours recently asked us if they could hire interns to work in their head office. Here's how we replied: Answer: Where an unpaid work arrangement exists that is not a vocational placement, the arrangement is only lawful if no employment relationship exists. If there is an employment...

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04/09/2015HR Infrastructure

We were approached in recent years by a competitor that wanted to absorb us into their business. We were happy to at least explore the possibility with them. They eventually told us that we didn’t fit in their business model, as we were “operating at too high a level” and that our clients would be...

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