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Employers protected from casuals double-dipping Feb 15, 2019

Employers are now protected from casual employees ‘double-dipping’ under the Fair Work Act Regulations 2009 (Cth) (Regulations) effective 18 December 2018. 

The Christmas Party Rules Nov 21, 2018

Are you having a Christmas party?

In today’s world, responsibility for all work related events rests with the business owner. As a business owner, there is a real risk that you could be held vicariously liable for any of your employees who behave badly.

What steps have you put in place to ensure the health and safety of your staff and any other attendees? Our Workplace Party Checklist will help you mitigate your risk of hosting a staff Christmas party so you too can relax and enjoy knowing you have taken ‘reasonable steps’ to avoid the onset of a woeful hangover that may linger long after the Christmas party has ended.

SMEs must be mindful of the Casual Conversion Clause in Modern Awards Sep 12, 2018

Casual employees may request conversion to permanent employment from 1 October 2018.

Many SMEs operate their business utilising a casual workforce. Is this still the best approach for your business? It’s a question that business owners need to ask and think about.Particularly, now that casuals may exercise their right to convert their casual employment to permanent. Also, with the Courts finding long term casuals to be ‘permanent’ employees, entitled to annual leave payments, that’s another good reason.

From 1 October 2018, a Casual Conversion Clause will be inserted into another 84 Modern Awards. If you operate your business with a casual workforce be mindful of the Casual Conversion Clause. It will affect your business. This communication provides you with what you need to know about the Casual Conversion Clause to mitigate your business risk.

Why SMEs should prioritise Workplace Health and Safety despite the obvious. What is the Incentive? Aug 15, 2018

The journey to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) compliance can be overwhelming for many SMEs.  It’s time consuming. It’s labour intensive. Unintentionally, it often ends up at the bottom of the list.  Despite the obvious, what’s the incentive to prioritise?

Is the time right to outsource HR and Payroll for your Business? Aug 1, 2018

We are one month into the new financial year already. As a business owner, you may be taking this time to review your business plan. Perhaps to reduce costs or to develop a strategy to achieve future growth? Now is the time to consider your HR resourcing requirements.

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