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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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Emotions & Bushfires: Could You Have Survivor Guilt?

Emotions & Bushfires: Could You Have Survivor Guilt?

“I am not sure what I should be doing to help. Am I doing enough? I feel like what I am doing is useless.” “I feel helpless. I cry every time I turn on the news and see the fires.” “I am feeling really flat at the moment.” Does any of that sound familiar? The past few...

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Bushfires: What Employment Conditions Apply?

Bushfires: What Employment Conditions Apply?

Right now it appears as if half of Australia is on fire or covered in choking smoke. It can be challenging finding out what entitlements should be paid to employees and volunteer firefighters. Here is a quick list of resources: Fair Work Australia – Fact Sheet on...

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Can An Employer Refuse An Annual Leave Request?

Can An Employer Refuse An Annual Leave Request?

Recently we looked at when you can direct an employee to take annual leave. In this article, we will look at the other side of the equation: When can an employer refuse an annual leave request. All employees (other than casual employees) are entitled to paid annual...

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Can You Force An Employee To Take Leave?

Can You Force An Employee To Take Leave?

Some employees can’t wait to take a holiday and take each day as soon as it accrues. Others like to collect their days off, which is great except when the collection turns into several years’ worth of leave. Why Do Employees Accumulate Leave? There is no one reason...

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New Employee Induction Manual Launched

New Employee Induction Manual Launched

New Employee Induction Manual Launched Some of the most common problems our clients bring to us are problems with onboarding their new employees. They struggle with either drowning new employees, or “just winging it” which results in inconsistencies and missing...

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