It’s hard to believe, but we’re less than a month away from Christmas.
This year, it’s a very different Christmas, managing our businesses through a COVID-Safe silly season. … keep reading
The Fair Work Commission has made some changes to the following awards, effective from 13 November 2020:
Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award [MA000091]
Fitness Industry Award [MA000094]
Funeral Industry Award [MA000105]
Horticulture Award [MA000028]
Live Performance Award [MA000081]
Racing Clubs Events Award [MA000013]
Telecommunications Services Award [MA000041]
Timber Industry Award [MA000071]
Wine Industry Award [MA000090]
These awards were recently updated from 6 November 2020:
Pastoral Award [MA000035]
Pharmaceutical Industry Award [MA000069]
In most cases, the changes are minimal and reflect changes to the layout, language and the inclusion of a rates table. The entitlements aren’t likely to change significantly, or at all. However, it is important to provide the current version of the award to your employees and ensure you are familiar with the updated document yourself.
If you’re unsure about how these changes apply to your business, get in touch with our Workplace Partners ASAP on 1300 766 380.
*This is general information only and doesn’t take your specific circumstances into account.
From 20 November 2020, many casuals employed under modern awards will see their overtime calculated differently.
As part of the 4 yearly review into the awards, the Fair Work Commission needed to clarify if the overtime calculation was to be made on top of the casual loading, or excluding the casual loading. … keep reading
If you’re employing seasonal workers in Queensland, there are some things you need to do for the health and safety of your team, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Many of these should also be addressed by employers without seasonal workers too, without the requirement to submit a Workplace Health Management Plan.) … keep reading
Eligible people from Queensland (and South Australia, along with other states already eligible) may now be entitled to Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments after an announcement of an extension to the program by the Australian Government. … keep reading
It’s been a big year and Christmas is just around the corner! For some businesses, this will mean an incredibly busy time of year, as Australian’s get on board with the #holidayherethisyear campaign. For others, it will be an opportunity to take some well-earned rest. … keep reading
This year, minimum wage increases have been staggered across the year. From the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020, the following awards will see an increase of 1.75%: … keep reading
As the JobKeeper scheme has been extended, many of the terms of the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act have also been extended, effective 28 September 2020. … keep reading