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
A. Hopefully you’ve got a documented social media policy in place that the employee has signed, and addresses this issue. If not, implementing a social media policy is a great place to start.
You should schedule a meeting with this employee to discuss the matter, allowing them to bring a support person if they chose to do so, and referring back to any relevant clauses in the employee’s contract and the social media policy. It would be a matter of putting the allegation(s) and any supporting evidence to the employee and providing the employee with the opportunity to respond.
Wage theft is now a criminal offence in Queensland, after parliament passed new laws recently. … keep reading
Workplaces around Australia this week are taking part in the annual Women’s Health Week, a yearly initiative dedicated to raising awareness of women’s health issues. Not just focused on physical health, this national event aims to provide health information, resources, and care to support women’s physical health and emotional wellbeing. Here are some of our favourite quotes from female health advocates around the world to inspire your own good health journey: … keep reading
As a reflection of the changing nature of the workplace, the Fair Work Commission has recently announced and prepared a model ‘work from home’ schedule. Currently, most awards don’t directly reflect this working arrangement which has become significantly more common due to restrictions as a result of COVID-19. … keep reading
Unfortunately, there are times, especially during this pandemic, where employers will need to consider redundancies within their workplace. It’s important to get the facts and processes around redundancies correct to ensure the best outcome for all parties involved. … keep reading
The High Court of Australia handed down a decision on 13 August 2020, clarifying the rules around personal/carer’s leave; in particular, how it is accrued and taken under the terms of the National Employment Standards (NES). … keep reading
When you consider that 3 out of 5 serious workplace injuries involve Tradies, it is no wonder that the Australian Physiotherapy Association has created a national campaign addressing this. … keep reading