Constructing Appropriate Agreements In Your Workplace 

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 Misclassification poses significant risks for both employers and workers. 

Constructing appropriate workplace agreements involves correctly classifying workers as either employees or contractors. This determination has significant legal and financial implications. Misclassification, where an employee is erroneously designated as a contractor, can lead to liabilities under the Fair Work Act (2009). It's essential to understand that the mere stipu

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Fixed Term Employment Contract Laws have changed so If you use fixed term (temporary) contracts you will need to review them.      

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 includes significant changes regulating the use of fixed-term employment contracts. Changes will take effect on 6 December 2023 and will also apply to any fixed term contracts entered into since 6 Decem

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The Festive Season is just around the corner and many businesses are now looking to recruit their seasonal workforce. 

The most flexible way to achieve this is to employ casual staff. Casuals are employed ad-hoc and as needed, making them ideal for seasonal roles in various industries. 

It is important that employers are aware of their obligations when employing casual staff such as the

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Public Holidays over Christmas/New Year 

With the festive season fast approaching, it is important to understand employee entitlements regarding public holidays. 

Full-time and part-time employees who have time off on public holidays are paid their base rate of pay for the ordinary hours they would have worked, had it not been for the public holiday. However, a part-tim

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What is Annual Leave Loading?

Annual leave loading (leave loading) is an extra payment give on top of annual leave to pay, which is usually 17.5% (but may be higher depending on the award or agreement).

Dating back to the 1970s, leave loading was introduced to compensate employees for being unable to access overtime and shift penalties when on annual leave, resulting in a reduction in take home pa

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Jobkeeper extended until March 2021. In July 2020, the Federal Government announced an extension of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits), referred to as Jobkeeper and JobSeeker.  Jobkeeper was originally due to cease at the end of September, 2020 but will now continue until March 2021. This should be seen as a relief for many businesses that are wanting to continue to operate, but have been damaged financially by the operational restrictions put in place in order to curb the virus. Howeve
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The Prime Minister and the Treasurer have announced today JobKeeper extension post September, 2020. Current arrangements remain in place through to September 25, 2020. Beyond that date JobKeeper will be extended, (until March 2021), via a new two tier system and at a lower rate for those businesses who are eligible. 1. Will I be eligible? To apply for JobKeeper support for the Dec quarter (ending Jan 3 2021, application for which will happen mid-late September 2020), a business will need to meet the requ
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The Fair Work Commission has just announced a conservative increase in the minimum wage.  The increase is based on a panel decision, that includes recommendations from Unions and other industry sectors that varied from the a 4% increase to no increase at all.  As a result the following decision was made:

1.75% National Minimum Wage Increase as at 1 July, 2020

The Fair Work Commission has announced that from the national minimum wage will increase by 1.75% to $753.80 per week. This equates
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