Delegates Rights Terms in Awards and Reminder on Super and Wage Increases from 1st July 2024

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released a delegates' rights term which has been inserted into every modern award. These have taken effect from 1 July 2024.

The FWC has also inserted an interaction clause into 38 modern awards, which already had existing clauses dealing with delegate rights. This clause states that where an existing workplace delegates' clause is more favourable than the new delegates' rights clause term, then the existing claus

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Aside from the wage and super increases, as we come into the new financial year there are other changes and to-do tasks that employers need to be aware of.

1. Updated Pay Guides and Award Wage Increase

Every year Fair Work produce modern award pay guides that list the updated weekly and hourly rates and allowances that incorporate the national minimum wage increase. Fair Work hav

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As we come into the new financial year there are a number of changes to wages and superannuation payments that employers need to be aware of. Please read the information below carefully.  

Superannuation Guarantee Rate Increase 1 July 2024 

The Australian Taxation Office has announced that the Super Guarantee rate will increase from 11% to 11.5% from 1 July 2024.&n

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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!

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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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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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Single Touch Payroll is applicable to all Australian businesses with 20 plus staff as of 1 July 2018. Employers eligible need to perform a head count of all their staff as of 1 April and to keep a record of this on file. Businesses with 19 or less staff do not have to report until 1 July 2019 (unless they want to opt in) so they can breathe easier for another year. The head count should only include full-time, part-time, overseas staff, any employees absent or on leave (paid or unpaid). Casual and seasonal workers who are
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In today’s world, most of us are moving to Document Management Technology that support a paperless system and are often cloud based (where the data is stored on in the internet instead of your computer's hard drive).  So how about your business document management?   Let's focus specifically (since we are a Human Resource business), on the often large proportion of business documentation that relates to the Human Resources (HR) component of your business.   These could be Employment Contract
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Business processes and systems are different in every business but when your business grows, so should your systems and processes.  What may have worked really well for 5 staff members, may not work as well for 10 or 20 staff members.  Not to mention, manual processes which can end up taking up more of your time when, ideally, you are busier with more work coming in.  Taking a step back and evaluating your processes and systems each year can save you time, money and a whole lot of headaches later down the track.   Now
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