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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Builders, Pay Attention!

Unlock the potential of your building business with 100 expert tips sourced from successful Australian builders. This invaluable resource is available for free download!

Imagine the possibilities when a group of industry experts collaborates. The result? A comprehensive guide designed to help builders expand their businesses.

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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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Employee Mental Health

As an employer it is probable that you will manage/or even already have managed an employee that is impacted by mental health. Mental health issues significantly increased during the pandemic and research says that at least one in five people will experience a mental health issue every year. As an employer it is important to check in with your employees, to take the matter seriously and pro

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At times in my life when things have not worked out quite as planned, I have heard the words or even said them myself, "everyone has 2020 hindsight". This clever combination of the 20/20 measure of visual acuity intertwined with the fact that we only understand a situation once it has occurred, has been, personally, a relatively positive way to move past a disappointment, failure, or loss. Recently I have thought it was even more fitting given the fact that the year 2020 will never be forgotten. It will forever be in our h
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2018 is now here and with the merriment of Christmas a distant memory, the New Year is the perfect time to set up your HR to ensure optimal productivity from the get go. There are a number of simple yet effective ways to make your HR work for you.  Here are some great tips on how to start your year with a bang! Policies, Processes, Performance oh my! Without effective processes in place, businesses are doomed. Too often as HR Specialists we see such a lack of systems, processes and policies relatin
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