Casuals and contracts of employment

Q. I am a small business owner and have a number of casuals as employees. Do I need to give them a written Employment Agreement (a casual contract)? A: There is no legal requirement to provide employees who are casuals with a written casual contract of employment. However, employers are always better off providing one… Read more »

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Should I be paying my casuals overtime?

Q: I have some casual employees who sometimes work more than 38 hours per week. Do I need to pay them overtime? A: Whether you need to pay a casual employee overtime is dependent on the overtime and ordinary hours provisions that are stipulated in the applicable modern award or enterprise agreement. The short answer… Read more »

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Fed up with absenteeism?

Absenteeism is one of the trickiest human resources issues for employers to manage. In instances where it is suspected that an employee is not genuinely ill, workplace laws in relation to managing absenteeism can often leave the manager feeling frustrated and as though their hands are tied. While it is true that absenteeism is difficult… Read more »

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Sick leave? What kind of leave is this?

Q: My employee has submitted a sick leave application form for a recent unplanned day off work she took. At the time, the employee advised that she had needed to urgently visit her solicitor in relation to a private matter. However, now she has put in for sick leave for the time off and that… Read more »

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Managing the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine in your workplace

Flu season is fast approaching, but is it necessary to encourage both the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine for your workforce? With over one year of COVID-19 experience under our belts, most of us have become experts in hand washing techniques, understanding germ transmission, and identifying cold and flu symptoms. Even so, in this new… Read more »

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HR Support – My business has none!

FY2019 is just around the corner and many businesses have either already commenced planning and budgeting or are about to start thinking about it. Have you thought about HR Support ? It’s very common for small businesses to lack proper and compliant human resources practices, and it can seem overwhelming when thinking about where to… Read more »

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Why do I need workplace policies?

Workplace policies are an essential element of conducting business where the business has one or more employees. Policies are written documents that clarify to all employees the expected standards of behaviour and performance. For example, a Code of Conduct will outline the standards of conduct that are required while working for the employer. Below are some of the… Read more »

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Mistakes made by small business

Many small business owners might feel out of their depth when managing employee performance and conduct issues in the workplace. It’s not surprising, as the Fair Work Act is a daunting document even for many experienced human resources practitioners. At Industryus HR, we specialise in realising great outcomes for employers but we are often engaged months… Read more »

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