With so much focus on lockdown, operating restrictions and frontline workers, no one expected just how much COVID-19 was going to change the way we work for ALL employees. So much so that understanding when we can and cannot go back to the workplace can be quite challenging to navigate. To make life easier, we have answered your biggest questions below: … keep reading

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, however, we understand that this is a tumultuous time and redundancies may be on the cards for a variety of workplaces. As the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, it’s inevitable that there will be wide-reaching implications.

Through effective social-distancing and hand-washing, amongst other measures, we’re hopeful for all the business owners and employees reading this, but we’re realistic that some employers may need to understand their obligations NOW.

To help the small businesses in our network, we’re sharing (without any requirement to add email details etc.) our Guide to Redundancies. It offers practical, straightforward information to help with these tough decisions moving forward.

You can access a PDF copy of the guide by clicking here.

If you’re unsure about the next steps to take in your business, give our Workplace Partners a call on 1300 766 380.


*This is general information only and doesn’t take your specific circumstances into account.

It’s hard to escape the news regarding COVID-19 at the moment. To ensure clear and consistent communication with our clients and staff, we have issued the below statement. As we endeavour to support you in your businesses through these uncertain times, please always feel welcome to call us on 1300 766 380 should you ever need support or advice regarding your workplace. … keep reading

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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Most employment contracts we have seen have a probationary period in it. However, many employers don’t give it much thought, except when they become unhappy with the employee’s performance or general ‘fit’ after they commence work.

There is no requirement to provide a probationary period. In saying that, it is a great tool for employers and their employees to regularly check in with each other, formalise any observed training needs and communicate expectations. They aren’t an excuse to simply fire someone 2 months and 28 days into their employment, with no explanation though. … keep reading