08/07/2015HR Infrastructure, Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues, Legislation

The Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) applies to all employers and employees as well as prospective employees – permanent or casual. The Act includes discrimination on the basis of a ‘criminal record’ where an employee is dismissed from employment or denied certain opportunities due...

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08/07/2015Leave, HR Infrastructure, Awards

The Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on the 11th June 2015 regarding aspects of annual leave that will affect all Modern Awards. The decision facilitates the introduction of new flexibilities for employers. When will the changes take effect? IMPORTANT - these changes have yet to be...

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30/06/2015Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

Workplaces with employees currently holding a visa will need to take extra steps to ensure the employees are working legally in Australia. From 1 July 2015, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service merged to create the ‘Australian...

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29/06/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

Answer: section 535 of the Fair Work Act prescribes that employee records must be kept for 7 years. If the business is transferred, the old employer must provide the new employer with records of any transferring employee. Likewise, the new employer must also ask for the employment records for any...

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29/06/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

A recent decision in the Federal Circuit of Australia highlights the importance of having access to quality advice when it comes to all employee relations matters. The Judge in the case found that the HR manager of a glass bottle manufacturing company may be penalised due to her involvement in her...

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26/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

The 2015 salary cap figure under the Fair Work Regulations for unfair dissmissal is now $136,700 for fulltime employees. This was previously $133,000. For part time employees, the salary cap figure is calculated on a pro rata basis. To calculate whether an employee is under the the high income...

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19/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

We have uploaded a new wage schedule for the Restaurant Industry Award. Our previous schedule had miscalculated the after 10pm and midnight rates for both weekly and casual employees. We take getting our wage schedules correct very seriously. We apologise for any inconvenience this might have...

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12/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Fast Food Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Building and Construction General Onsite Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Business Equipment Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Clerks - Private Sector Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Registered and Licensed Clubs Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the General Retail Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Awards, Wage Rates

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Restaurant Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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12/06/2015Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Security Services Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2015.

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03/06/2015HR Infrastructure, Legislation, Safety

Answer - WorkCover NSW provides a Code of Practice for welfare facilities employers must provide to employees in the workplace. The Code operates under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. It is important to first note that in order to comply with work health and safety regulation...

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29/05/2015Workers Compensation

WorkCover NSW has announced reforms in workers’ compensation insurance for the 15,000 medium to large employers in NSW who employ over 2.6 million employees. The proposed reforms were prompted from WorkCover NSW wanting to improve its services to customers and stakeholders by reducing...

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05/05/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

As quick and convenient as email is, we find that it’s not the best method of dealing with your questions. We would much rather hear from you personally over the phone - and some clients ask us why. Here are 5 very good reasons why calling us in most cases is the best way of engaging our assistance...

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