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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28/06/2016Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

Do you employ juniors in your network or are you thinking of employing young people? Employing juniors can be a rewarding experience for employers, however are you aware of the various rules and regulations which exist in each state? ER Strategies has prepared a state by state guide on what...

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31/05/2016Workplace Stress, Employee Issues, Legislation

In a recent case an Aboriginal medical service receptionist’s anti-bullying application was dismissed. The applicant alleged she had been bullied by three of her colleagues. She claimed they behaved inappropriately towards her, made comments which made her feel uncomfortable and affected her mental...

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15/04/2016Leave, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

Shut Down Employers may need to temporarily close down their businesses for a range of different reasons, this is considered a shut down. Shut downs may occur because of refurbishments or during slow periods of the year, such as Christmas and New Year. For example, an employer may need to shut down...

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06/04/2016Discrimination/EEO, Legislation

Reports for the 2015/16 reporting period under the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) legislation are due between 1 April 2016 and 31 May 2016. For the 2015/2016 reporting period, several changes have been made to the reporting requirements. The changes to the reports due in 2016 affect the...

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25/02/2016Workplace Stress, Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues, Legislation

Recent cases awarding large sums for compensation and damages to employees serve as a warning to employers of the irreparable damage these legal claims can cause. A large penalty could not only cause significant time and financial loss, but can also cause irredeemable damage to the employer’s brand...

09/02/2016Wage Rates, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

Our 2015 Fast Food Industry audits revealed 84% of stores had underpayments occurring

25/01/2016Employee Issues, Legislation

Our previous article explored the reasons why General Protections claims are rising and our Unfair Dismissal Insight Report uncovered the main reasons why companies settle Unfair Dismissal claims at conciliation. Over the holiday period that just passed an area of interest was how the 21 day period...

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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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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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