07/06/2017

Penalty Rate Decision on Transitions In addition to the minimum wage increase, the previously announced transition to reduced penalty rates will also commence from 1 July 2017. Below is the overview of the changes in penalty rates for the major awards affecting clients (contact us for information...

06/11/2015Employee Issues, Performance Management

Insight Report on unfair dismissals that unearths the reasons behind the reasons that employers settle unfair dismissal claims and the implications for their businesses was released by ER Strategies.

20/03/2019Legislation

On 19 February 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 passed both houses of Federal Parliament and has now received Royal assent. The expanded regime will commence on 1 July 2019 . The expanded coverage of the legislation is - at least in part - a response...

19/03/2019

Single Touch Payroll is now a reporting change for smaller employers. The ATO has provided a list of at least 6 low-cost software providers who have products ready for use, for those micro employers who need to report through STP, but do not currently have payroll software. From 1 July 2019 all...

President Iain Ross of the Fair Work Commission
25/02/2019Franchising, Awards

In what appears to be a disappointing - and unexpected - decision for Fast Food sector employers, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has recently rejected an application to insert more flexible part-time provisions into the Fast Food award , despite similar provisions already being inserted into major...

22/02/2019Leave, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

The Federal Government recently varied the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to allow employers, in certain circumstances, to claim an offset of an employee’s casual loading against any NES entitlements owing to the employee, where the employee was incorrectly classified as a casual. The regulations were...

19/12/2018

Our business opening hours over the holiday period are as follows: Monday, 24 December 2018 - CLOSED Tuesday, 25 December 2018 - CLOSED Wednesday, 26 December 2018 - CLOSED Thursday, 27 December 2018 - OPEN (skeleton staff) Friday, 28 December 2018 - OPEN (skeleton staff) Monday, 31st December 2018...

19/12/2018Leave

Back in August this year (2018) we reported that the FWC had finalised and updated all industry and occupation Awards to include a new clause dealing with family and domestic violence leave provisions. Family and Domestic Violence leave has now been incorporated into the National Employment...

14/11/2018Awards

Children’s Services Award 2010 As part of the Fair Work Commission’s 4 yearly review of modern awards, variations relating to the plain language standard clauses have now been signed and will take effect from 1 November 2018. These variations included changes to Clause 7: Individual Flexibility...

14/11/2018Awards

As part of the Fair Work Commission’s 4 yearly review of modern awards, variations relating to the plain language standard clauses have now been signed and will take effect from 1 November 2018. These variations included changes to 1. Clause 7: Individual Flexibility Arrangements 2. Clause 8:...

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