Earlier this year the Coalition and Palmer United Party made a deal which keeps employer guaranteed superannuation payments at their current rates until 2018. Year Superannuation Increase 2013-2014 9.25% 2014-2015 9.5% 2015-2016 9.5% 2016-2017 9.5% 2017-2018 9.5% 2018-2019 10% 2019-2020 10.5% 2020-...
Question - My architect asked me about disability access into my store and the toilets. Toilets are important because of the Disability Discrimination act. I cannot hire someone with a disability without access to toilets for disabled people. Is this an issue?
Question - what is the protocol when advertising for positions when it comes to specifying the type of visa the candidates hold? Obviously, we can specify that they must have the rights to work in Australia to apply, but what about if we would like to specify that they must hold a 'long term'; visa? Effectively, the only group we would like to deter from applying are those on Working Holiday visas, which allows them to work for 6 months only.
We recently had a client pose the question “Can we monitor an employee’s emails and what are the privacy concerns?” In researching the answer we came to the conclusion that the law is very confusing, with no one committing absolutely clearly what an employer’s obligations are. However, we offer a practical solution to the issue.
We recently answered a client employer's query regarding calculation of service for redundancy entitlements under the Fair Work Act. Is a former casual employee's service as a casual included? The answer we found actually seemed to us to be an odd outcome.