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 of the scheme on 28 March 2021. The provisions introduce the “Legacy Employer,” which is further explained below.…  Read more

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 Pty Ltd v AMWU) where it was controversially decided that an employee’s entitlement to personal/carer’s…  Read more

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: Employer eligibility for the extension of the scheme; and The date for determining employee eligibility…  Read more

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 business grow. Recruitment can be extremely time consuming and costly for a business, particularly if…  Read more

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 $19.84 per hour (before tax) from 1 July 2020. The Fair Work Commission has also increased…  Read more

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 still be working from home and can only communicate virtually, it’s essential that the communication…  Read more

Allan Hall named finalist in numerous firm-wide categories

Allan Hall Business Advisors continues to impress with individual, network and firm-wide awards and accolades, with our latest nomination as winner of the Client Choice Awards 2020, Women in Finance Awards 2019 and HR Manager of the Year 2019. For further details and a full list of our recent awards, click below.

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Together as One. Allan Hall Business Advisors is a Member of the Alliott Global Alliance of independent professional firms.

The Alliott Global Alliance is a growing alliance group of 180+ accounting and law firms in  across 80+ countries globally. As part of this group, we can connect with like-minded members of Alliott Global Alliance in other jurisdictions to support and advise our clients who are wishing to explore and develop business opportunities both locally and internationally.