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 –...

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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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Personal Liability: Your Mistakes May Cost You

Personal Liability: Your Mistakes May Cost You

One of the more controversial parts of the Fair Work Act relates to personal liability for breaches of the Fair Work Act (also known as accessorial liability). What this means is that if a person is deemed to have been involved in a breach of the Act, they...

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No Timesheet: No Pay?

No Timesheet: No Pay?

What do you do when an employee forgets to submit a timesheet? Should you pay them anyway and catch up later or should you withhold their pay until a timesheet is submitted? In every business, there is always at least one employee who is terrible at...

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Time to Check Your Award Rates & Conditions

Time to Check Your Award Rates & Conditions

At the beginning of a new financial year, it’s easy to get caught up in getting your accounts ready for your tax reporting and forget the most important Payroll check of the year.   Award Changes The 1st of July each year is when any changes awarded under the National...

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2017 National Minimum Wage Decision

2017 National Minimum Wage Decision

The Fair Work Commission has just handed down their decision on the 2017 National Minimum Wage. Workers on the minimum rate will have their pay increased by 3.3%, an increase of 59c per hour. Over the coming weeks, keep an eye on the updates to modern awards that...

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Ingrid Moyle

I am a Human Resource professional and HR Writer with over 25 years' experience in drafting HR Policy Manuals.

I have worked with businesses ranging from 1 employee to 7000 employees and know what works and what doesn’t with managing your team.

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