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Annual Award Movements for 2020

The Fair Work Commission has advised that will be a wage increase of 1.75% of the National Minimum Wage. The Fair Work Commission has delayed the date for increase to some modern awards as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards have been split into 3 groups. Each group of Awards …

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Covid Safety Plan and Understanding WH&S Responsibilities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Law Australian Work Health and Safety Regulators have released a “Statement of Regulatory Intent: Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety Legislation COVID-19”. This document makes clear the legal obligations for Work Health and Safety (WH&S) Regulators, Employers, Health and Safety Reps and Employees. Below are some ADDITIONAL LEGAL SAFETY OBLIGATIONS employers should …

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JobKeeper 2.0

No longer Eligible for JobKeepers Wages Subsidy? Many employers who previously qualified for the original JobKeeper Wages Subsidy may not be eligible for the second stage of JobKeeper. What does this mean? As from 28th September 2020: Need to un-nominate employees in your payroll system as you can no longer obtain the JobKeepers Wages Subsidy; …

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Understanding WHS Responsibilities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Australian Work Health and Safety Regulators have just released a “Statement of Regulatory Intent: Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety Legislation COVID-19”. This document makes clear the legal obligations for Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulators, Employers, Health and Safety Reps and Employees. Below are some ADDITIONAL LEGAL OBLIGATIONS employers should be aware …

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How to Terminate an Employee

The Fair Work Act 2009 has a number of requirements around terminating the services of an employee. Each instance must be on its own merits and employers must afford the employee Natural Justice and Procedural Fairness. This involves inviting the employee to have a support person of their choice, the right to know what the …

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Managing Social Media and Staff

Managing Social Media and Staff Some businesses successfully use Social Media as a marketing tool. Some organisations even employ a dedicated person who manages the organisation’s public presence on social media. A large number of employees regularly use their private social media accounts to connect with co-workers, managers and clients. Some businesses also have a …

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Motivating Staff through Performance Appraisals

Motivating staff to the desired standards can be as simple as spending time with employees in one-on-one Performance Appraisals. Performance Appraisals can be an excellent Management Tool if they: Are a two-way, honest and open discussion about the employee’s performance; Consider the employee’s personal goals and aspirations as well as those of the organisation; Focus …

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Business Social Function

Are you aware that Employers can be vicariously liable for an employee’s behaviour whilst attending a business social function? Even if: the business social function is in the employee’s own time and voluntary to attend, the behaviour is directed to a manager or contractor, let alone a co-worker or subordinate This is a timely reminder …

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Conflict Management

Progressive organisations are becoming better at conflict management between their talent needs of today and the future, and not “saving” top talent for roles yet to become available.This might mean HR needs to take the step of removing employees who are blocking the career progress of others. Talent management has come a long way from …

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