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
Commencing in November 2018, the Fair Work Commission has been slowly introducing increases to the penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010. These more regular, smaller increases were designed to, in theory, lessen the impact on employers in this industry, whilst still passing on the penalty rate increase. … keep reading
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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
Once again, an employee has been awarded the maximum payout available through the Fair Work Commission, after being terminated by text message. … keep reading