So it’s time to return to the workplace after a COVID-19 shutdown. After such uncertainty, you may find you are one of two types of people: … keep reading
Returning to work post-COVID-19 is something many Australian employers are celebrating, but before returning to ‘business as usual’, what will our new normal look like? … keep reading
JobKeeper is definitely the hot topic right now and you’ve probably heard so much already, but are you prepared? Even in the past 48 hours, changes to the scheme have been made.
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With downloads of the COVIDSafe app (the Australian government app used for contact tracing those who have been in contact with people with COVID-19) reaching over 5 million, we know employers have been wondering if they can require an employee to download the COVIDSafe app. … keep reading
We’ve sourced this update from FairWork.gov.au to share with our network, regarding the determinations to insert a new temporary schedule into 99 Modern Awards, for unpaid pandemic leave. The full details from FairWork have been provided 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
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
You know the scenario. Your alarm buzzes. Time to get up and get ready for work. You hit the snooze, roll over and go back to sleep. 10 minutes later it buzzes again. You sigh, stare at the ceiling and start contemplating how much it would cost to replace your phone because you are very likely to throw it out the window one of these mornings to silence that damn thing. Finally, begrudgingly, you get up and start getting ready for work. … keep reading
As the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus continues, we know that it has impacted Australian businesses in numerous ways. From reduced revenues due to drastic tourism drops, through to concerns among staff and customers, it can be a challenging time to be in business. … keep reading