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3.5% Minimum Wage Increase Applies from 1 July 2018

3.5% Minimum Wage Increase Applies from 1 July 2018

As you get ready for the end of financial year, one of the crucial tasks is to check the wage rates that will apply from 1 July. The Fair Work Commission handed down a 3.5% wage rise to minimum wages, effective from the first full pay period on or after 1...

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

The Fair Work Commission recently handed down a ruling relating family and domestic violence leave that will apply to all Australian employees. From later in 2018 a series of provisions will be inserted into all Modern Awards. These provisions will allow...

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Effective Interview Questioning Techniques

Effective Interview Questioning Techniques

Many small business owners struggle with running job interviews for vacancies with their business. They “wing it” and end up with bad hires and headaches down the track. To improve the quality of your recruitment interviews, we recommend using structured...

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2018 Edition of the HR Manual Released

2018 Edition of the HR Manual Released

The 2018 edition of the Instant HR Policies and Procedures has just been released. In this edition …   New Sections Chapter 2 – Conditions of Employment – Casual to Permanent Conversion Chapter 2 – Conditions of Employment – Time Off in Lieu. Chapter 6 – Information...

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Job Ads: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

Job Ads: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

A Brisbane lawyer recently advertised for a male solicitor to join their firm. This has brought the issue of discriminatory and misleading job ads back into the limelight and goes to show that even lawyers can get human resources wrong! What do you need to...

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Where to Advertise a Job Vacancy

Where to Advertise a Job Vacancy

You have a vacant position in your small business. How do you go about letting people know you have a vacancy? Advertising can be separated into free and paid options. In most situations, you may choose to use a mixture of both to attract the right...

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Christmas Closedowns

Christmas Closedowns

Many businesses choose to close over the Christmas / New Year period. This raises a stack of HR questions and implications that need to be considered during November of each year. Your first step should be to check the awards and industrial agreements that...

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Termination Pays: What You Need to Know

Termination Pays: What You Need to Know

When an employee resigns or is terminated from your workplace, you need to ensure that you correctly calculate and pay all their entitlements in their final pay.   Final Payment Inclusions An employee’s final pay includes: Payment for hours they have...

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