New webinar series on HR compliance for small businesses

New webinar series on HR compliance for small businesses

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New webinar series on HR compliance for small businesses

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From next month, we will be running free monthly webinars specifically designed to assist small to medium businesses in understanding their legal obligations as employers and to provide them with guidance on how to manage those obligations in practice. We are doing this because we are going through the biggest period of change in employment laws, modern awards and compliance requirements ever and that is further complicating what is already an extremely complex obligation for business owners and employers . There are seven sessions running from May to November.

The first of these webinars (on Tuesday 21 May 2024 from 10.30 to 11.15) is about all of the changes that are happening in the Fair Work Act, modern awards and other legislation….there are around 70 changes over a period of 3 years. See our video with the timeline on all of these changes: https://ridgelinehr.com.au/navigating-the-biggest-era-of-change-in-hr-ever/

Unfortunately, there is a lot of noise out there about changes that have little if any impact and lack of clarity about the ones that do. We’ll cut through the noise and tell you what matters and what you should do about it. Book in for free at https://www.trybooking.com/CQQHD or via the QR code in the image.

The subsequent webinars are:

  • Episode #2: Tuesday 18 June 2024: Understanding the Fair Work system and the players
  • Episode #3: Tuesday 16 July 2024: What do these new positive duties mean for SMBs?
  • Episode #4: Tuesday 20 August 2024: What are National Employment Standards? 
  • Episode #5: Tuesday 17 September 2024: What are modern awards and how do they work?
  • Episode #6: Tuesday 15 October 2024: What are psychosocial hazards and how to deal with them?
  • Episode #7: Tuesday 19 November 2024: Preventing sexual harassment and gender-based behaviours

If you have any questions that you need answered urgently, please contact us on 1300 108 488 or at enquiries@ridgelinehr.com.au.

CONTACT US

Ridgeline Human Resources Pty Ltd
ABN : 24 091 644 094

enquiries@ridgelinehr.com.au

6 Ellesmere Ave, Croydon Victoria 3136

1300 108 488

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“Same job same pay” has limited impact

“Same job same pay” has limited impact

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“Same job same pay” has limited impact

example flexible working arrangement

The “Same job same pay” amendment to the Fair Work Act that is publicised as affording a labour hire worker the same pay as a worker directly hired by the host business is in but how extensive will the impact be.

Despite the very loud public outcries from some business organisations that this will be disastrous for business and reduce flexibility and productivity, the reality is that most organisations will not feel any impact at all.  

Like many of the Albanese Government’s workplace relations reforms, they are designed to redress perceived imbalances in certain situations and sometimes they are limited to particular industry sectors.

What does the legislative change mean? 

Applications can be made to the Fair Work Commission for a Regulated Labour Hire Arrangement Order through which the FWC can direct that an enterprise agreement applying to the host business in relation to its direct employees can be extended to also cover labour hire workers doing the same work as that  covered by that enterprise agreement.

In essence it means that the Fair Work Commission can order a labour hire firm to pay its employees the same monetary entitlements that apply under an enterprise agreement to workers employed by the host organisation (ie the business that the labour hire firm provides labour hire workers to). 

So it follows that your business will not be directly affected by this change if:

  • if you don’t have an enterprise agreement and/or
  • if you don’t use labour hire in your business and/or
  • if yours is not a labour hire business and/or
  • for other than labour hire businesses, if you are a small business employer with 15 or less employees.

There is quite a bit of detail on exemptions and rules and we don’t propose to go into that here. What we mainly want you to know is that this legislative change will have little if any impact on most organisations.

Plus,  because these Regulated Labour Hire Arrangement Orders cannot legally take effect until 1 November 2024, there is also plenty of time for the few really affected organisations to adjust to this new regime.

If you are using labour hire or are providing workers to perform work for another business and you want to check on your situation re this legislative change, give us a call on 1300 108 488. 

 

 

CONTACT US

Ridgeline Human Resources Pty Ltd
ABN : 24 091 644 094

enquiries@ridgelinehr.com.au

6 Ellesmere Ave, Croydon Victoria 3136

1300 108 488

PARTNER LINKS

Smilsafe

TELL US WHAT YOU NEED HELP WITH