Good news for Employers, the ATO has granted a JobKeeper extension, allowing more time for businesses to pay their workers and get their applications in.
We can confirm JobKeeper Key Dates (as at 15 April, 2020) are as follows:
Can I stand employees down?
Yes you can. Can I direct my team to work different hours or in a different place, even if they have been stood down? Yes you can. You must consult with your employee before directing them to change their work hours, work at a different location, or work differently. These changes must be beneficial for the ongoing employment of themselves and/or other employees.
You can change duties so long as the duties are withinContinue Reading
UPDATED 16 March 2020 What if one of my employees needs to self isolate/quarantine? What about casual employees? What if my employees are anxious and nervous about catching the virus, or the future of their positions in your business? If your business is doing it tough Safeguarding your workplace against Coronavirus What are the symptoms of Coronavirus? The CoronavirContinue Reading
The Fair Work Commission has announced steps that an employer may need to take to ensure against potential underpayments to employees when paid an annual salary under certain Modern Awards (see which Awards below). This is because extra hours people are working (potentially weekend and overtime) are possibly not being taken into consideration. The new rules start from the first full pay period on or after 1 March 2020. (So for example, an employee whose fortnightly pay was Thursday, 27 February 2020, these rules would aContinue Reading
Sadly the holidays for many of us have come and gone and we are all wondering where that time went.... Well, enough about that - it's time to get your year planned and prepped so you can focus on your sales/growth with minimum stress and actually enjoy your year! Let's take a look your Human Resources in 2020, and the sorts of things that may presentContinue Reading
If you have a business that will be open in December and January on a public holiday, you need to take into account the following information when paying your team. You also need to be aware that holidays may vary from state to state.HR Central can help you determine what to pay on a public holiday to ensure you are not at risk of underpayments, that can lead to heavy fines and penalties and can be a bad blow to your business reputation. Give us
The Australian Government, through Fair Work Australia, sets a national minimum wage. In addition to this, there are 122 different modern awards which outline terms of employment based on different roles/duties across different industries.
Dealing with aggressive customer behaviour can be difficult and stressful. As a business owner or manager with customer facing staff, it is a good idea to train/educate them in not only selling and customer service techniques, but also on how to cope in difficult situations. Dealing with aggressive, rude or angry customers can be very confronting and upsetting, especially for younger, inexperienced staff. Here are some simple techniques for anyone in a position that deals directly with aggressive customers. In thContinue Reading
As of July 1, 2019 the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 expanded protections for "whistleblowers" making disclosures about companies and company officers.Continue Reading
What is a whistleblower?A person who informs on a person or organisation regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity.
What are the key changes?
- The whistleblower definition has been expanded to include both current and former employees, officers, and contractors, as well as their spouses,
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