covid 19, award changes

Award Flexibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some awards have been varied to include greater flexibility in rostering and associated arrangements under three awards – the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010, Clerks Private Sector Award 2010 and now the Restaurant Industry Award 2010.

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public holidays 2020

2020 Easter Period & ANZAC Day Public Holidays – how to apply entitlements for employees impacted by COVID-19

Believe it or not, the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays are right around the corner. For some employers, the upcoming public holidays will be business as usual. However, many employers who have had to stand down staff as a result of a stoppage of work, or who have had employees voluntarily enter into a period of Leave Without Pay (LWOP) as a result of COVID-19, will be wondering how public holidays entitlements apply to their employees during this time.

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stand down, covid19, coronavirus

COVID -19 – To stand down or not to stand down?

ER Strategies is fielding a lot of questions from clients that are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and wanting to impose ‘stand downs’, even though their industry or part of their industry has not been closed down by the Federal Government and/or state and territory governments.

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cobid-19, coronavirus

Managing the Coronavirus Risk – Guidance and FAQs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. COVID-19 poses a substantial risk and challenge to the community, your business and the health of your employees. Commencing from 16 March 2020, all international travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to Australia.

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bushfire

Our Comprehensive Guide to Employer and Employee rights and obligations as a result of the Bushfires and Natural Disasters

As everyone knows Australia is experiencing a bush fire natural disaster of a scale not normally experienced. And this has widespread implications for employees and employers. Employees may not be able to get back to work as scheduled. Employers’ businesses may be unable to trade as normal. So what are the various rights and obligations for employees and employers?

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casual engagements

Casual Conversion and Public Holidays

In September 2018 the Fair Work Commission handed down a determination in all Awards inserting a provision allowing casuals the right to seek conversion from casual to full time or part time.
Genuine Redundancy (2)

The requirements for a ‘genuine redundancy’

Recently a company was making an employee redundant due to a restructure of the business. You think this is a straightforward exercise? But for an Award or Agreement covered employee you have to get the formal consultation process right! Unfortunately the company failed to do so and had to go to the trouble of running an unfair dismissal case. In this article we explain the ‘genuine redundancy’ requirements, and the formal steps the employer has to follow to avoid an unfair dismissal case.
Wage Schedules 2019

The 2019 Annual Wage increase decision is here

This year’s annual wage review resulted in the increase of 3%. The national minimum wage will increase from $719.20 per week or $18.93 an hour to $740.80 per week or $19.49 an hour. Our consultants explain the reasons behind the decision, what that means for your business and when the increase will come into effect. Our updated wage schedules are now available for download to reflect the increase.
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