Entries by Peter Maguire

More changes for employers

The changes keep coming in the field of workplace relations: Annual Wage Review There are a number of changes taking effect from 1 July 2018 as a result of the decision in the 2017-2018 Annual Wage Review as follows: The national minimum wage and award rates have been increased by 3.5%. The filing fee for […]

Special event – An evening with Libby Gorr

When: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018 Where: Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East Cost: $85 per head or $800 for a table of 10 Two course dinner plus drinks at bar prices  Bookings at: www.footmen.org.au  This is a family event full of fun and inspiration delivered by a trio of wonderful […]

Ditch the bus and get a boat

One of the most repeated lines about developing high performing teams is the often misquoted Jim Collins line about “getting the right people on the bus”. I attended a workshop the other day where this line was used and then one of the participants in the workshop told a story that said so much more […]

Fair Work Commission awards 3.5% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down its decision on the 2017/18 Annual Wage Review, increasing the National Minimum Wage and award rates by 3.5% with effect from 1 July 2018. This is about half what the ACTU claimed and twice what AiG offered so it was pretty well what we expected to be […]

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 […]