Back in February 2019, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) released a decision regarding significant changes for modern awards with salary provisions. The FWC has not yet released a date for when these changes will come into force, or whether transitional arrangements will apply. If your business employs salaried staff through any of the listed awards below, you need to be prepared for these upcoming changes. … keep reading
It’s hard to believe, but at the time of writing this blog, there is snow in Queensland! Although in the Sunny State, we rarely have freezing days, there are fresh hazards and risks that come from working in winter, particularly outdoors, that are worth a quick reminder.
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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has today announced a Federal Minimum Wage (FMW) increase of 3%, to apply from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019. … keep reading
Small businesses are the backbone of employment in Australia. In fact, the majority of businesses trading in Australia (by a long way) are small businesses. These businesses have a genuine opportunity to establish, maintain and improve gender equality within their workplaces, making a significant difference to the overall success of gender equity initiatives. … keep reading
There have been some significant changes recently decided by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission), regarding commission only arrangements under the Real Estate Industry Award. … keep reading
It’s a little known fact that we offer recruitment services. We successfully recruit new employees for our many clients all year round, including large recruitment drives for seasonal work. Through these years of experience, we’ve found there isn’t a one-size-fits-all for most businesses, but there are some best practice methods to make the process more successful. … keep reading
Question: We had a great start to the year, so we invited our team to a night out; dinner and drinks, to celebrate. It’s a small team and we’re all adults, so we didn’t think it would be a big deal. Fast forward to the dinner and the team are ordering shots and cocktails from the outset. They were drunk and quickly became very rowdy and rude. The team all had a great time, but as the owner, I was embarrassed and concerned. How do we move past this? … keep reading
From 1 July 2019, Single Touch Payroll (STP) will apply to all businesses 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.
Employers with 20 or more employees should now be operating within the STP requirements, unless they have a specific approval to commence STP at a later date. … keep reading
The Fair Work Commission recently handed down a decision making some significant changes to the Horticulture Award. These changes apply from the first full pay period falling on or after 15 April 2019.
The changes apply specifically to casual employees and include:
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It’s that time of year again! Many of our clients are in the midst of managing Easter school holiday madness, a busy time of year for many tourism operators on the Sunshine Coast!
In Queensland (and many other states), Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays, so keep this in mind when managing your staffing budgets in the coming weeks!
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