Sham Contracting & Fair Work Regulations

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The Fair Work Ombudsman, has announced it will take a tough new stance on compliance as of  1st July, and businesses can expect to find themselves subject to greater scrutiny and one of those areas is sham contracting. The Government has provided additional funding to Fair Work to be spent on enforcement, underpayments, educating vulnerable workers and influencing non-compliant industries. As a result there will be a step up in compliance notices (a notice issued by a Fair Work
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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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The New Financial Year is here. You've finished up the last financial year, set your budget up for this year and you are off and running again!  Good stuff.  However, if you didn't think to review your HR practices by June 30, you can do so now to set up this financial year with a healthy, compliant HR process.  HR strategies really should be incorporated in to your business plan, as your people are what drive your business, hopefully, forward! Here are five things you might want to think about:

1. Budgets

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If you are a Franchisor, you may be interested in the news that last Friday 14 June, 2018 the Fair Work Ombudsman released a “Guide to promoting workplace compliance in your franchise network”. The guide reflects the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Act 2017 that introduced provisions for Franchisors to be accountable in some circumstances if their Franchisees do not follow workplace law, (in many instances meaning HR obligations). HR Central has been working consistently with Franchisors to provide tailored HR processes
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Your business is what you do best, it's what you know and what you work hard at.  But, managing people and being faced with employee HR questions?  Some of them are tricky, difficult and in most cases not something that business owners know enough about to give the right answer.  Infact, many business owners/managers will pretty quickly turn the other way when the topic of Human Resources is raised.  So, how do you deal with employee relations questions? What do you do whe
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How well does your workplace respond to an emergency? It is a well-established fact that companies which are not compliant in terms of first aid readiness are more likely to suffer grave repercussions. This is from both business and legal perspectives. The hours of manpower lost and cost of healthcare can actually be minimal compared to monetary penalties imposed by government agencies for non-compliance to set rules. Contributor Katrina McKinnon explains further.... The WHS Act mandates any business or en
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HR Compliance is often put in the "too hard basket."

As a result, employers often ignore the most basic of requirements.  In reality there are solutions to make HR Compliance simple and easy to follow. HR Central it is about breaking down the the big, overwhelming picture of compliance and allowing you, as an Employer, to build the blocks of compliance in a business-friendly fashion.

Communication is key to HR Compliance

The model of Employee Relations versus Industrial Relations, (where a third par
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