Entries by Peter Maguire

FWO audit finds over 40% of employers not compliant

The Fair Work Ombudsman has just released its latest audit report on campaigns run in the Dandenong and Warrnambool – Otway Ranges regions. In the Dandenong campaign, 253 businesses in Dandenong, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Noble Park and Springvale were audited with the following findings: 42% were not compliant on some count 26% were not paying […]

Ridgeline HR in Warrnambool with CCF on 19 April 2018

Ridgeline HR Practice Leader, Peter Maguire, will be visiting Warrnambool on 19 April 2018 to provide local members and guests of the Civil Contractors Federation with an update on important workplace relations changes and the Code for Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 and some tips on how to get better people engagement and […]

How many hats?

I was recently asked whether I considered myself a coach, a mentor or a consultant or a contractor. That made me think about exactly what I do when I work with a client and I reached the conclusion that, in point of fact, depending on the client’s needs and capabilities, at a given point in […]

Is an enterprise agreement right for your business?

It is now over 25 years since enterprise bargaining became an option in the Australian industrial relations system, first introduced via the Prices and Incomes Accord between first the Hawke and then the Keating Governments and the ACTU. Unfortunately, over the years, unions and employers with unionised workplaces have dominated the enterprise bargaining space and […]

New labour hire licensing laws

Queensland and South Australia now have new labour hire licensing laws and Victoria has a like bill currently before the Parliament. Features of the Queensland legislation include: labour hire providers to be licensed to operate in Queensland persons who engage labour hire providers to only engage licensed providers labour hire licensees to satisfy fit and […]

Lessons from the 2017 Corporate Health and Wellbeing Summit

I recently attended the Corporate Health and Wellbeing Summit in Sydney and thought that I would share some of the key learnings from what were a great set of presentations. I have selected three – one from a regulator’s perspective, one from a manager’s perspective and one from a consulting psychologist. Lucinda Brogden, Commissioner, National […]

Fair Work and All That Stuff was well received

For the first time, 4 business groups and a charity in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne collaborated to run a free joint event for their members and other local business people. People from Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ringwood Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Whitehorse Business Group, Manningham Business Network and the Footmen Foundation […]

HEADS UP – Fair Work Amendments on their way in

In recent posts, we reported on the rise in Fair Work Ombudsman activity in the area of accessorial liability and the impending enactment of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017. That legislation has been passed by the Federal parliament and is taking effect in two stages. Most of the provisions are operative […]