Staff who regularly take sick days without repercussions are likely to continue doing so – this will have a negative impact on other workers who may soon start to follow suit, or feel aggrieved because they are at work doing the right thing. There are several theories on best practice when it comes to dealing with absenteeism, but the key is for employers to show an interest.
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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.
After the success of our recent webinar on Record Keeping Obligations under the Fair Work Act , we have decided to run another webinar – this time based on Work Rights in Australia.
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.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) – the independent statutory body responsible for enforcing compliance with workplace laws and education – has recently published a resource for franchisors providing guidance on their responsibilities and practical steps that they can implement to comply with the ‘reasonable steps’ requirements.
Commission-only employee gets $28,000 in backpay.
Our Answer – whilst in some situations engaging employees on a commission-only basis can be achieved practically, the main issue is that the employee can never receive less than their legislated minimum entitlements, including entitlements to minimum hourly rates.
We are continually relying on our mobile phones and other mobile devices for everything from checking the weather to keeping in contact with each other on social media. With such a high reliance on mobile phones, chances are your business has had issues with employees using their phones while they should be working.
Work Christmas parties are a chance for employees to let their hair down, celebrate their achievements from the past working year, and it can also be a great chance for your employees to bond. However, although the work Christmas party can be fun, it can also be fraught with dangers.
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