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...

10/09/2018HR 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...

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...

11/07/2018Leave, 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...

16/05/2018Franchising, Legislation

Our General Manager, David Price, recently attended the Franchise Forum conducted by franchise and employment law experts HWL Ebsworth. David provided this summary of the take-aways from the forum relating to the new Vulnerable Worker laws introduced late last year - capture.jpg There has been no...

08/05/2018HR Infrastructure, Discrimination/EEO, Legislation

If so... You may be required to submit a report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) by 31 May 2018 , as required by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. You will be required to submit a report if: For six months in the reporting period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018, you had 100 or more...

10/04/2018Legislation

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down its decision to introduce 5 days unpaid domestic violence leave in to modern awards. The provisions are to be inserted into almost all of the modernised awards, with two Road Transport awards, and the Australian Government Industry Award, exempted...

13/12/2017Franchising, Legislation

Major Changes The new Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 introduced some major changes that affect all employers, not just the franchise sector where underpayment scandals led to the new legislation. The changes include significantly increased penalties for employers, a...

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...

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