Public Holidays in 2018

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With each New Year, the days that public holidays fall on, change.  Public Holidays can be different depending on the state or territory that you’re in so we have put together a handy list for you, in order to ensure that you are paying your staff correctly. Please note that this list is separated into two sections, firstly holidays that apply to all of Australia and then the individual state/territory days.

All of Australia

All Australia States and Territories receive th
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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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It is fair to say that the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill has been the elephant in the room in the franchising space. While its introduction is positive to help regulate the industry, it has also introduced confusion around how this will change the franchisor and franchisee relationship, and what steps will need to be taken to comply and reduce risk. The Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill seeks to amend the Fair Work Act and tighten the levels of responsibility between a franchisor and franchisee. The Act will be intr
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Recently HR Central were approached to comment on recent findings around Fair Work.

Those key findings were:
  • Since 2009, the Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $161 million in back pay.
  • In 2014-15, the ombudsman brought 34 successful lawsuits against companies for Fair Work violations.
  • Most of these lawsuits (88%) were for unpaid wages or record-keeping offences.
If you are not paying a member of your staff correctly, you can guarantee that
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