In 2017, the Fair Work Commission made a decision to reduce penalty rates on Sundays (plus other penalties) across a variety of industries. From 1 July 2019, new penalty rates apply to  Sunday rates across these awards. Employers are not required to pass on these reductions, but may choose to do so. Check out our infographic below for the updates: … keep reading

Have you noticed how many people are sick already this winter?! As an employer, it can be a challenging time to manage, with multiple staff either away sick, or coming to work while they’re still unwell and less productive.

It’s important to have clarity and consistency when it comes to managing your team’s personal/carer’s leave. Do you have a written policy in place for managing leave requests? Is it addressed in your enterprise agreement? … keep reading

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

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