The Workpac v Skene  FCAFC 131 decision from early this year was challenging for many employers of casual staff. In this decision, it was effectively found that an employee who had been paid and classified as a casual, should have been classified as a permanent employee, and was then awarded paid leave entitlements.
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Many employment trends will come and go, but we’re feeling certain these factors will be the focus for many employers in the first 6 months of 2019. Our team at Workplace Central will continue to keep abreast of these factors and keep you up to date with any major decisions.
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Recently, there have been multiple changes to clauses in many modern awards, which if you’re not actively monitoring, may slip through your payments and processes. We’ve compiled a summary of them for you, so your workplace can update systems, processes and policies to comply.
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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently announced significant changes for the retail industry, that have come as a surprise to many Australian retailers in the lead up to Christmas.
From 1 November 2018, casual employees engaged under the General Retail Award 2010 will be entitled to an additional 15% pay for all work performed on a Saturday. This is up from the additional 10% when working between 7am – 6pm on a Saturday (plus their casual loading of 25%). … keep reading
Over the years, we’ve seen many changes in Government legislation when it comes to employment. Labour hire licensing has been on our radar for a number of years, so when the Queensland government made the decision to roll this out last year, although we weren’t a fan of an additional layer of regulation, we weren’t surprised. … keep reading
There’s a growing opinion amongst younger generations, that working in a 9-5 job, with the same company until retirement and pensions, is not a dream of theirs, that is shared by their parents and grandparents.
Instead, moving through various roles and multiple career paths is the norm. Roles that provide meaning and purpose, plus time to enjoy the extra-circular activities they love, or looking after growing families, are relished and revered. Workplace flexibility provisions can become a great recruitment tool, engagement booster and overall productivity improvement model. … keep reading
For many of us, ANZAC Day is one of the few days we take to really stop. Many shops aren’t open and if you’ve woken up early to experience a dawn service, an afternoon nap is usually in order.
As business owners and managers, you may be wondering whether businesses close because they want to, or they have to. We’ve summarised the requirements for Queensland businesses below. … keep reading
Over 2.2 million Australian women have experienced family and domestic violence, and it’s becoming a huge issue for our society. It’s staggering to know that at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner. As a result, the Fair Work Commission has been considering submissions on how to be manage the effects on employees and their employers in the workplace.
Single Touch Payroll (STP) will start impacting businesses with over 20 employees from 1 July 2018, however, before that date, there are some steps your business will need to prepare for.
You may have heard us mention previously that Queensland is introducing labour hire licensing, which we can now confirm, will commence on 16 April 2018. From this date, labour hire providers (like us) will have 60 days to lodge an application for a license.