Entries by Peter Maguire

New Fair Work Information Statement

The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a modified version of the Fair Work Information Statement effective from 1 July 2018. Under National Employment Standards, employers must provide any new employee with a copy of the current Fair Work Information Statement. The document provides basic information on employee entitlements and rights and the roles of the […]

7 ways to build trust

In the backwash of the banking royal commission, the investigations into paedophilia in religious institutions, ongoing domestic violence and gender inequality, much publicised cases of underpayment of wages by rogue employers and gig businesses and rorts by members of parliament and government officials, there is a lot of talk about “trust” and Australia having a […]

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 […]

Is good financial advice better for morale than a pay rise?

Smart employers understand that anything that they are able to do affordably to help their employees handle all of the pressures which go with living in a modern world has spin off benefits in employee wellbeing and productivity. One of those significant pressures is financial insecurity. This article provided courtesy of our friends at FMD […]

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 […]