How to avoid HR Issues during the Festive Season
How to avoid HR Issues during the Festive Season
At this time of year we like to remind employers of their obligations when celebrating with staff. This year we cover a range of important HR issues including additional responsibilities to ensure that parties are held in a COVID safe manner.
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Does your business need a payroll audit?
Does your business need a payroll audit?
Australia’s employment legislation is extensive, broad and can be incredibly complex. If you don’t have a thorough understanding of your obligations to your employees, then your business could be at risk of underpayment of employee wages. 
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What You Need to Know: JobKeeper Provisions in the Fair Work Act – Extensions and Changes
What You Need to Know: JobKeeper Provisions in the Fair Work Act – Extensions and Changes
Further to our announcement regarding the new 1 July employee eligibility test date for the JobKeeper Payment, the Australian Government passed the JobKeeper Extension Scheme through legislation on 1 September 2020. The passing of this legislation brought with it changes and extensions to the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act, with extended provisions coming into place from 28 September 2020 and extending to the end […]
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High Court Decision Overruled: Paid Personal Leave Anomaly
High Court Decision Overruled: Paid Personal Leave Anomaly
On Thursday 13 August the High Court delivered a long awaited judgment, which clarifies the way in which personal/carer’s leave accrues and can be taken by part time workers. The High Court Decision By majority, the High Court overruled the previous Federal Court decision (handed down in August last year in relation to Mondelez Australia […]
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JobKeeper Payment Scheme: Eligibility Changes Announced
JobKeeper Payment Scheme: Eligibility Changes Announced
On Tuesday the 21st of July the Australian Government announced a proposed extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme from 28th September 2020 until 28th March 2021. As of the 3rd of August 2020, two further changes were implemented by the government to ease JobKeeper eligibility criteria. The two important changes announced are in relation to: […]
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Four Reasons Why Your Business Can Benefit from Recruitment Assistance
Four Reasons Why Your Business Can Benefit from Recruitment Assistance
Do you need help with recruitment? We’ve got the lowdown on your recruitment options and why your business can benefit from recruitment assistance. A recruiter should be thought of as your very own personal brand spokesperson, a brand ambassador with the primary purpose to find people who will thrive in your business and help your […]
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National Minimum Wage and Award Rates to Increase by 1.75%  
National Minimum Wage and Award Rates to Increase by 1.75%  
The 2020 Annual Wage Review has resulted in a decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to increase the  national minimum wage and the minimum award rate by 1.75%.   The new national minimum wage, which applies to all full-time  and part-time employees who are not covered by an award or  agreement, will increase to $753.80 per week or […]
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8 Tips for Communicating When Working Remotely
8 Tips for Communicating When Working Remotely
Remote working throws many challenges that some of us have not faced before, and communication is key, now more than ever. Whether you are communicating with your team-mates, managers, partners or clients, these eight tips will help you get your message across with the best possible outcome when working remotely: Provide context – As you may […]
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How to Combat Mental Wellbeing During Isolation
How to Combat Mental Wellbeing During Isolation
While restrictions are easing, the COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over and as we continue to work remotely, this time of isolation can be more difficult for some. It is important to recognise that uncertainty and unpredictability can take a toll on mental wellbeing and some of us may be feeling this more than others. Mental health is just as important as […]
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