Employee entitlements for natural disasters – floods, fires, cyclones
From floods on the Gold Coast, to fires in the Snowy region of NSW and Victoria, Australian employers really are challenged regularly by natural disasters. Here is a brief rundown of common situations concerning employee entitlements for natural disasters. We have to close our site due to a natural disaster e.g. due to flood, fire… Read more »Read More
Outsourced HR – how to choose the right provider for you
Engaging a dud outsourced HR consulting company could be financially depleting and it could place your organisation at risk. Especially if you haven’t done your background research to ensure they have the skillsets your organisation needs. Let’s be very clear. The HR Consulting Industry is an unregulated industry. Anyone can claim they have the requisite… Read more »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More