Upcoming Holiday considerations for your business:

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With the Silly Season fast approaching, many businesses are now readying themselves for the end of year festivities and a well-earned break. Work pressures can decrease and people tend to be more relaxed as we head to the end of the year.  But, with the jingle of bells there can be staff problems relating to a multitude of things, such as inappropriate behaviour at the Christmas party, a careless Social Post, and a big one - too many employees taking holidays at the same time, leaving your business unde
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HR Central is often asked questions about annual leave so here here are a few of the top Annual Leave - FAQs asked of us:

Q1.  Who is entitled to annual leave?

All employees (except for casuals).  This is an entitlement which comes from the National Employment Standards (NES) which applies to all Australians.

Q2.  How much annual leave is an employee entitled to?

Full-time and Part-time employees are entitled to 4 weeks, calculated on a pro rata basis.  However, this may vary if your employees are s
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A spring clean isn't just reserved  for the house or the garden shed, you CAN also have an HR Spring Clean!  Read more... Spring is in the air after what feels like a longgggg Winter- it’s time to bust open the doors, blow away the flu germs and say hello to a good old spring clean.Spring is also a great time to clean out the HR side of your business, whether that’s getting your policies and procedures updated and modernised, your employee job descriptions current or employment documents legislated for the times. Yo
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Public Holidays can be a nightmare for some employers!   What do you pay your staff? How do you roster your staff? HR Central often gets questions around public holidays and here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions.

1. What do I have to pay employees who work on public holidays?

Employees get paid at least their base rate for all hours worked on a public holiday and an extra public-holiday rate. The exact rate that you must pay to your employees varies depending on the agreement or awar
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Bustling markets, rich in character and ripe with the aroma of traditional street food. White sand beaches, hot underfoot with crystal clear oceans gleaming in the sun light. There is no doubt that we all enjoy taking some well-deserved annual leave and heading off for a bit of R&R or on a whirlwind adventure. In the excitement of counting down to the big day, it can be easy to focus more on the trip ahead, and forget about the team and clients/customers you will be leaving behind. En

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In the normal course of working life, a staff member and their Manager must agree about when they are going on annual leave.

Employees can’t just take annual leave whenever they wish. They must first obtain their Employers consent. This restriction is necessary for a number of reasons. It would be hard to manage a business if your Employees could choose to take their leave whenever they wished, and without any notice to the Employer. There may be times during the year when it would be incon

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