A decision by a Federal Circuit Court Judge has thrown the car rental industry into confusion about the award coverage of its workers. For over a decade, the Fair Work Ombudsman and its predecessor government agencies have held that customer service staff are covered by clerical awards and car cleaners are covered by vehicle industry […]
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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 […]
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 […]
All modern awards have been varied with effect from 1 August 2018 to provide all employees including casuals with an entitlement of up to 5 days unpaid leave per annum to deal with family and domestic violence.
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 […]
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 […]
The Fair Work Ombudsman has reported on an Australia-wide audit of the security service supply chains of 23 local councils with key findings as follows: non-compliance with workplace laws in the supply chains of 14 (61 per cent) of the 23 councils, with breaches primarily relating to underpayment of minimum award rates as well as under- […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]