There have been recent changes to the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989, which now allow for employers to apply ‘reasonable discretion against prospective employees if their criminal record is relevant to the position being applied for’. … keep reading
If your workplace practices include either unilaterally or by majority agreement, replacing a public holiday with another date (for whatever reason), the plain-language re-drafting of the modern awards has made a significant decision removing this ability under the modern awards listed below. … keep reading
The Queen’s Birthday is recognised as a public holiday in Queensland on Monday 7th October 2019.
The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been moved around the Queensland calendar a couple of times over the past 8 years, along with the Labour Day public holiday. … keep reading
From 1 October 2019, new rates will apply in the General Retail Industry Award, specifically for weekday evening rates and Saturday rates.
We’ve created a super straight-forward infographic for you to explain the changes. … keep reading
From 1 July 2019, Single Touch Payroll (STP) has applied to all businesses employing staff in Australia. STP uses your payroll or accounting software to send your employees’ tax and superannuation information straight to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) after each pay run is processed. … keep reading
With the bushfires across Queensland and New South Wales, now is a good time to remind employers about their obligations to provide community service leave to employees. … keep reading
Next Thursday, 12th September, is RU OK? Day, a day when we’re encouraged to be a good friend or colleague and a great listener, by genuinely reaching out and asking those we care about if they are ok. … keep reading
Last week, the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down a significant decision in the Modelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU  FCAFC138.
This case had been in the courts for some time; questioning the method of accruing and taking personal/carer’s leave under the National Employment Standards (NES). Although it’s possible that this decision may be appealed in the High Court, at this moment in time, this decision is currently law. … keep reading
Today (Wednesday 14th August 2019) is Ekka Day!
In the Brisbane City region, it’s a public holiday, which means the appropriate public holiday rates apply under your award or agreement. … keep reading