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2021 Product Updates Released

2021 Product Updates Released

We have just released the updated versions of our Instant HR Policies and Procedures Manual, NDIS Agencies HR Manual and NDIS Self Managers HR Manual to take account changes that came into effect at the beginning of 2021. We are always open to feedback and suggestions...

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Can Employers Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccination?

Can Employers Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccination?

Update March 2021: Fair Work Australia has issued some broad guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccinations, and Safe Work Australia has specific vaccination guidelines based on the industry you are in. With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out in early 2021 can employers require...

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Casual Overtime Clause Updates

Casual Overtime Clause Updates

As part of their four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission considered the overtime provisions relating to casual employees contained in modern awards. The intent was to remove ambiguity in relation to: How casual and overtime loadings...

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Reminder: 1.75% Minimum Wage Increase for Group 2 Awards

Reminder: 1.75% Minimum Wage Increase for Group 2 Awards

A reminder that the 1.75% minimum award increase for the following awards is payable from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 November 2020. Aluminium Industry AwardAnimal Care and Veterinary Services AwardAquaculture Industry AwardArchitects AwardAsphalt...

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Latest Updates to Our Products Released

Latest Updates to Our Products Released

We regularly review all of our products for currency and to take account of requests for new/revised policies. We have just released the updated versions of our Instant HR Policies and Procedures Manual, NDIS Agencies HR Manual and NDIS Self Managers HR Manual. We are...

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Paid Pandemic Leave (Updated)

Paid Pandemic Leave (Updated)

What happens when an employee needs to self-isolate under COVID requirements, but have run out of sick leave or have no sick leave available? What options for leave or financial support are available? COVID has caught most states, the Federal Government and Fair Work...

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Accruing Paid Sick and Carer’s Leave

Accruing Paid Sick and Carer’s Leave

How long is an employees day, and what does that mean when it comes to accruing time for sick and carer’s leave? What seems like a simple question is one that ended up before the High Court of Australia after being hotly contested through the lower courts. The matter...

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Changes to the Parental Leave Pay Scheme from 1 July 2020

Changes to the Parental Leave Pay Scheme from 1 July 2020

The Paid Parental Leave scheme gives government financial support through Centrelink to eligible parents to assist them in caring for their newborn or recently adopted child. Payments are made to the employer by Centrelink, who then pays the employee. Parental Leave...

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Minimum Wages Increased by 1.75%

Minimum Wages Increased by 1.75%

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages ($753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour) which will apply to all awards. The 1.75% increase also applies to: junior employeesemployees to whom training arrangements applyemployees with a disability....

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