Changes to Victoria’s Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic)

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As of Thursday 1st November, the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) will be repealed and replaced by the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic)

These changes include:
  • Greater flexibility for women, families and people transitioning to retirement
  • Access to long service leave after seven years, not ten
  • Allowing employees to take long service leave in smaller increments (i.e. for any period of one day or more)
  • Most absences from work do not break continuous employment
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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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Being patient with your recruitment is key. You will regret it if you rush through this process in order to get a bum in a seat!

Sometimes timing is in your favour and you have a candidate ready to jump in. You’re one of the lucky ones. Most recruitment is time consuming and often is difficult to get that perfect person. It is however my advice that patience is key as well as being prepared.

When I get ready for an int

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More and more people in the Australian business world are hearing about the uses of workplace mediation as a useful alternative to litigation in resolving disputes between employees, between employees and management, or between the company and its customers. Some companies have even instituted the use of mediation as a company policy, to be used as a first line of defence in the hopes that conflicts will not escalate into costly, and at times damaging court cases.

Mediation can solve workplace conflicts?

Recently,
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By Performance Reviews ( also known as appraisals), play an important role in an employees working life. Although performance reviews are not a legal obligation, they do offer many benefits.  Conduct regular performance reviews generally maintain stronger relationships with their staff, have higher retention rates and an overall positive culture within the workplace. What can conducting Performance Reviews do? Performance reviews can be done with the following objectives in mind:
  • Maintaining records in o
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