Change is as good as a holiday? New Fair Work laws & award changes – What you need to know! By Kendall Scott Manager, Employee Relations Advice Centre Changes for Franchise Groups The Fair Work Amendment (Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 took effect on 15 September 2017. These amendments come following a Senate Committee Inquiry into
A regional employer will be confronted with some additional considerations if they have an employee who is experiencing difficulties with drugs or alcohol, especially when such matters become evident in the workplace.
One of the many ‘hats’ you wear as a small business owner or manager is the role of recruiter! Recruitment may turn into a costly exercise, if the successful candidate turns out to be unsuitable.
An employer may struggle when managing their employees who bank their annual leave rather than taking it on a regular basis. These employees end up with large annual leave balances, which impose a growing contingent liability and a potential future cash flow problem when employees want to access a long period of paid leave.
Employees often believe that technologies provided by their employer can be used like their own personal belongings. They are often unaware their employer’s is permitted to monitor emails and internet usage when the equipment is business property. Accordingly, it is important employees are clearly told by their employer their email and internet usage on employer
At this time each year, employers may be starting to plan for an annual close-down over the Christmas and New Year period. Annual close-down refers to the general closing down of an employer’s business (or part thereof) for the purposes of allowing employees to take their annual leave concurrently at a certain date for a
With the devastating fires experienced in WA’s south west earlier this year, many employees who volunteer with emergency management organisations were required to assist. Here we look at legal obligations and strategies to manage and facilitate leave in these situations. What is community service leave? Community service leave is derived from Division 8 of the