2020 Public Holidays for each Australian State

Below are the list of 2020 public holidays for each Australian State and Territory. Australia Capital Territory Wednesday 1 January – New Year’s Day Monday 27 January – Australia Day Monday 9 March – Canberra Day Friday 10 April – Good Friday Saturday 11 April – Easter Saturday Sunday 12 April – Easter Sunday Monday… Read more »

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Sun safe policy: obligations for employers

State workplace health and safety Acts require that employers provide a safe work environment for employees, and this extends to protecting them from the harm of UV radiation. All employers who have employees at risk of sun exposure during the work day should implement a sun safe policy. Sun protection Employees are also responsible for… Read more »

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Protected: Annual staff Christmas function letter

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New Fair Work obligations coming next year. Are you ready?

Employers that pay an annual salary to their employees covered by an applicable Modern Award will soon be subject to a number of new notification, record keeping and wage reconciliation obligations. These new Fair Work obligations are aimed at ensuring employees aren’t being disadvantaged by annualised arrangements. The new clauses will only be inserted into… Read more »

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Work Cover – What a grape case!

Teacher who slipped on a grape on playground duty has case dismissed In 2015, Ms Deans was working as a school teacher at Riverside Christian College when she was walking between classrooms and slipped on a grape. She sustained a fractured patella. It was assumed that the grape had been dropped onto the foyer floor… Read more »

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Fair Work Commission – National Employment Standards

In order to avoid breaches of Fair Work Commission legislation, it is essential that all employees have access to the National Employment Standards. In 2009 the Fair Work Commission introduced the National Employment Standards within the Fair Work Act 2009. Below is a summary of the 10 minimum standards. For more detail please visit the… Read more »

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Minimum wage increase: Are you ready?

The recent annual minimum wage increase of 3% from the Fair Work Commission will affect an estimated 2.2 million workers across Australia. Are you ready for it? From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019, you will need to ensure that any employee who is covered by a modern award is… Read more »

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Get a HR review to avoid the Fair Work Inspector paying you a visit?

The Fair Work Ombudsman has named its focus for the next financial year. With a promise of a stronger approach to enforcement and more resources, the Ombudsman will be looking more closely at a number of industries and issues. It might be time to get a HR review. These are: Fast food, restaurants and cafes… Read more »

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Leadership – know the signs and causes of employee burnout

Fact.  67% of employees sometimes or often feel burnt out while at work. If knowledge is power, this is a helpful (yet confronting) piece of information for your leadership to consider. Sufferers of burnout often describe feeling exhausted and disconnected. They often report feeling emotionally fatigued with a loss of empathy towards clients, and feeling… Read more »

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Know your Workplace Health and Safety obligations

In terms of Workplace Health and Safety, both the employer and the employee has an obligation to ensure a safe work environment. As an employer you have an obligation to ensure the workplace health and safety of all workers whether they are employees or contractors of your business. You are also responsible to ensure the… Read more »

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