A comprehensive review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code (the Code) has recently been handed down by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell. The role of the ASBFEO is as an independent advocate for small business owners, which was launched in 2016. Since then, the focus the ASBFEO has been to support small businesses and family enterprises to enable them to grow and thrive. … keep reading
Employers have multiple obligations when it comes to starting new employees. A simple but potentially overlooked requirement is that of providing each new employee with a Fair Work Information Statement. New employees should receive this statement before or as soon as possible after they’ve commenced their new role. … keep reading
This decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) is designed to clarify the overtime entitlements for part time employees working outside the roster conditions of the General Retail Award 2010. … keep reading
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
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
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has today announced a Federal Minimum Wage (FMW) increase of 3%, to apply from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019. … keep reading
There have been some significant changes recently decided by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission), regarding commission only arrangements under the Real Estate Industry Award. … keep reading
The Fair Work Commission recently handed down a decision making some significant changes to the Horticulture Award. These changes apply from the first full pay period falling on or after 15 April 2019.
The changes apply specifically to casual employees and include:
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Late last year there were a flurry of changes implemented around employment conditions and modern awards. We’ve already covered Family and Domestic Leave updates and Casual Loading Offsets. Now, we bring you all the details around the updates to Flexible Work Arrangements and Modern Awards.
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If you’re like most businesses, your initial job application process probably hasn’t been reviewed in many years. It’s possibly a list of questions that you ‘borrowed’ from someone else. Maybe you fly by the seat of your pants every time someone applies for a job. Either way, it’s important to understand that there are anti-discrimination obligations regarding job applications, even if you don’t decide to hire anyone for the role.
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