Separate to the Annual Wage Review, ER Strategies clients covered by the General Retail Industry Award and the Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 will need to make necessary payroll changes to prepare for the changes in Sunday penalty rates under each of the awards, effective on or from 1 July 2020.
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Annual Wage Review 2019-20 – 1.75% increase to be rolled out across three dates for different modern awards
This morning the Fair Work Commission released its decision regarding the Annual Wage Review 2019-20.
As we expect you will have already read in the media, the Federal Court recently (in Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato) confirmed the approach taken in its earlier 2018 judgement (in Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene), which may have significant implications for the future employment of casual employees across Australia.
Safe Work Australia has put together a wealth of material to assist employers to meet the Work Health and Safety (WHS) concerns of employees. There are very real WHS issues for employees where they have health issues, care for the elderly, look after children or have family members with compromised immune systems.
The Fast Food Industry Award 2010 has been temporarily varied to allow greater flexibility for employers to –
Last week, the Federal Parliament passed the much anticipated ‘JobKeeper’ temporary changes to the Fair Work, which will provide a lifeline to eligible businesses following a significant reduction in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 virus crisis.
Do you dread having to sit your employees down to deliver ‘bad news’ for them about their performance? Do you put off having difficult conversations with your employees as a result?
The Government is offering an amnesty to employers for any unpaid superannuation payments due to employees for the period 1 July 1992 to 31 March 2018.
Working from home and the associated isolation should be very real concerns for all businesses that continue to operate in the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19. A work/home balance is easier to maintain when work is separated from home. Coming home ordinarily means leaving work behind until the next day, but when you walk from your bedroom into a home office, the lines can become blurred.
Providing or acquiring references for prospective employees can be a daunting process.
The Privacy Act is just one area of law that impacts on what managers can say or do in regards to giving a reference.
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