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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

Paid Pandemic Leave

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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JobKeeper Payments

JobKeeper Payments

It seems that every day there is a new announcement in relation to JobKeeper payments and provisions to help you continue to pay your employees during the COVID-19 crisis. JobKeeper is an incredibly complex scheme, with varying eligibility and reporting requirements,...

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New Pandemic Award Provisions

New Pandemic Award Provisions

This week has seen a number of awards undergo variations because of the pandemic. With most variations, additional clauses or schedules have been added to increase flexibility around the taking of leave. Some awards have gone much further, and have included clauses...

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – What Employers Need to Know

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – What Employers Need to Know

We were recently asked by a small business what they should do to help prepare for staffing impacts on their business for a potential Coronavirus Pandemic in Australia. Our goal is to provide you with a reputable and straightforward source of information to help you...

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2020 Editions of our HR Manual Series of Products Released

2020 Editions of our HR Manual Series of Products Released

We have just released the updated versions of our Instant HR Policies and Procedures Manual, NDIS Agencies HR Manual, NDIS Self Managers HR Manual and New Employee Induction Manual. Both the Instant HR Policies and Procedures Manual and the NDIS Agencies HR Manual...

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