Considering Redundancy during COVID-19

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Most businesses have been (and still are), affected in different ways throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In many cases, sales/business is well down and employees that were busy prior, are now not required to work as much as they did, if at all. JobKeeper legislation has certainly helped businesses that fit the eligibility criteria, but there are others that do not qualify but still need to change their workforce. This can be done by agreement in some cases, where an employer and employee can op
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The Fair Work Commission has announced that from July 1 the national minimum wage will increase by 3% to $740.80 per week. This equates to an hourly rate of $19.49. A minimum wage is an employee's base rate of pay for ordinary hours worked. It has also announced an increase of 3% in all modern award minimum wages, which govern minimum mandatory pay rates in certain occupations or industries.   Confused already?   Contact us here The decision will take effec
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On the 12th of December 2017, the Fair Work Commission announced that they will introducing certain changes to the overtime rates and shift entitlements for casual and part-time employees in some awards. These changes will apply from the 1st of January 2018 onwards and have been explained below. As a reminder a casual employee is an employee that:
  • has no guaranteed hours of work;
  • doesn’t receive paid sick or annual leave entitlements;
  • receives a casual loading (a higher h
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