The short answer is, ‘it depends.’
Of course, if your employees are working over this time, they need to be paid for the work that they do, as per usual. However, if your business shuts down over the Christmas and New Year break, the requirements for paid vs unpaid leave vary depending on the circumstances. … keep reading
If you still need to hire your Christmas casuals, we can help! Our team helps clients successfully recruit staff throughout the year, and the upcoming silly season is no different. Whether you’re looking to hire a team of casuals for a short term increase in customers, or someone who may work out for the longer term, we recommend still sticking to hiring best practices. … keep reading
If your business shuts down over the silly season, your award or agreement most likely has requirements in place for notifying employees of the decision. … keep reading
Once again, an employee has been awarded the maximum payout available through the Fair Work Commission, after being terminated by text message. … keep reading
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