Coronavirus info for employers

This page provides a range of resources and Coronavirus info for employers. If you need HR advice and support, you can get in touch on 07 5655 4047.   Workplace health and safety resources – Coronavirus info Under workplace health and safety obligations, all employers must attempt to reduce this risk of Coronavirus exposure in… Read more »

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New Laws for Casuals: have you met your obligations?

No doubt you may have heard a lot in the media recently about the new laws for casuals. And, it may seem a bit overwhelming at times as there is so much information and sometimes it can seem a bit sensationalised. In this three minute read, Industryus has done the hard work and summarised the… Read more »

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2020: The year of Covid, Casuals and IR Reform?

On 26 May 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced plans which could potentially define the future of work for millions of Australians. In a move likely to sit very uncomfortably with the labour party, the current government intends to work with unions and business groups (including both large and small business), to explore industrial relations… Read more »

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Return to Work: after a Work From Home period

With the Australian government now planning the way out of COVID-19 restrictions, there has been some talk of businesses reopening and this means the return to work at some stage for employees. While we have seen some businesses reopen now that JobKeeper payments have commenced, many still remain closed. Which means that for many employers… Read more »

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JobKeeper subsidy for employers: 20 common questions

The new JobKeeper subsidy for employers was passed through parliament late last week, opening up a lifeline to many employers and employees alike. The proposed eligibility criteria had been made widely available since the package was announced which means that many employers might have already investigated their eligibility in preparedness. However, just how the JobKeeper… Read more »

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New Pandemic Leave: what it means for your business

Pandemic Leave placed into 99 modern awards On 8 April 2020, a decision was made by the Fair Work Commission to vary 99 modern awards with additional measures such as new ‘Pandemic Leave’, that are aimed at addressing the impacts of Coronavirus. The new Stage 1 provisions will mean a new Schedule ‘X’ will be… Read more »

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Temporary changes to the Restaurant Industry Award – Coronavirus

Another Modern Award has been varied just yesterday due to the impacts of Coronavirus. The temporary changes to the  Restaurant Industry Award 2010 are explained below. In an application to the Fair Work Commission dated 30 March 2020 the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association (RCI), with the support of the United Workers Union (UWU) and… Read more »

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Temporary changes to the Clerks Award – Coronavirus

  In light of the impacts of the Coronavirus to many industries, unions and industry groups have made a number of urgent applications to the Fair Work Commission regarding proposed temporary changes to modern awards. The latest to be approved are changes to the Clerks Award which covers many businesses and roles across Australia. Changes… Read more »

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Redundancy or another option? Tough decisions for employers – Coronavirus

The past few weeks have been a testing time for many businesses, particularly service-based business such as travel, events and hospitality operations where redundancy has featured heavily and casual workers have lost incomes. Industries outside these though, have now begun to be hit. Our most frequent enquiry this week has been from non-essential service businesses… Read more »

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Temporary Changes to Hospitality Award – Coronavirus

. To help retain more jobs during this current crisis the Fair Work Commission has agreed to temporarily make changes to the Hospitality Award, the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010, resulting in the relaxation of some provisions. As such a new schedule (Schedule L) has been inserted into the Award which becomes effective as of… Read more »

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