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Minimum Wage Increased by 2.5%

Minimum Wage Increased by 2.5%

The Fair Work Commission handed down its annual minimum wage review on 16th June 2021. They ordered an increase of 2.5% on the minimum wage, increasing it to $20.33 per hour or $772.60 per week. While the increase will apply to most awards from 1st July 2021, some of...

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Superannuation Guarantee Changes

Superannuation Guarantee Changes

The Superannuation Guarantee is a compulsory form of Superannuation where employers must make regular contributions to their employees' superannuation fund. The scheme came into effect in 1992 and is designed to help provide an income to Australian employees when they...

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Changes to Casual to Permanent Conversion

Changes to Casual to Permanent Conversion

On Friday, 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act was amended to make significant changes to casual employment. There are three key areas of change: A definition of casual employment has been added to the Act.There is a legal requirement for employers to provide their...

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How to Do Performance Reviews On Jobs that have Changed

How to Do Performance Reviews On Jobs that have Changed

Many employees complain that their annual performance review is not relevant as their duties and responsibilities have substantially changed since they set their last goals and objectives. This is a real challenge for many businesses. While some jobs stay...

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Workplace Relations Proposed Reforms – Update

Workplace Relations Proposed Reforms – Update

Late last year, the Federal Government introduced two bills to amend the Fair Work Act 2009. Originally, the bills were wide-ranging in their attempts at workplace reform and included features such as criminalising wages theft, part-time employment changes, changes to...

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Everyday Succession Planning

Everyday Succession Planning

Most discussions about succession planning focus on discussions about employees nearing retirement. However, these discussions neglect the everyday successions that happen in business. By this, I mean the sort of succession that happens: When a manager goes on holiday...

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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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