The Fair Work Commission has announced transitional arrangements for implementing the recent decisions to reduce penalty rates for work on Sundays and Public Holidays across a variety of awards. Sunday penalty rates The reductions in Sunday penalty rates are being phased in in annual instalments over 3 to 4 years depending on the award and […]
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The Fair Work Commission today issued its decision in the 2016-2017 Annual Wage Review. As we predicted, the decision came in at 3.3% (about midway in our predicted range of 3 – 3.5%). That takes the Federal Minimum Wage to $694.90 per week, or $18.29 per hour with effect from 1 July 2017. This constitutes an increase […]
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Geelong branch through our Associate Chris White who is based in Highton. Chris will be the lead on our activities in the region with support from our Melbourne team as required. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0419 130 580.
Do you do performance appraisals in your business? If so, how productive are they? Here are some ideas on how you can improve the quality and outcomes of your performance and development conversations with your people. Define the purpose Be clear about what you are trying to achieve. You have made an investment in people […]
The federal government recently presented the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 to parliament and it is expected to pass into legislation with bipartisan support. This bill has far reaching consequences with the proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 including: Introducing a higher scale of penalties for ‘serious contraventions’ of prescribed […]
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a new “Record My Hours” app to enable workers to automatically record their hours of work using geofencing technology. In essence, what happens is the worker enters the location of their workplace and the app will automatically track and record the hours that they spend in that location. The […]
In a recent media release, the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms Natalie James, announced a 2017 campaign to address widespread underpayment of young workers across Australia. Here is part of what she had to say including commentary on 10 myths that the Fair Work Ombudsman’s officers commonly come across. Ms James says that in 2017 her […]
If you believe that people are the greatest asset in your business, what are you doing to ensure their wellbeing and optimal performance capability? Why should you invest in wellbeing?
The Fair Work Ombudsman is using accessorial liability provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 to hold principals responsible for ensuring workplace relations compliance of their supply chain. Find out what this means for you and your business and ways in which you can mitigate those risks.
When you are considering the substantive merit of a case for disciplinary action or termination of employment, passing the “3 tents test” is a good start.