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Fair Work Australia have made a decision to increase minimum and award wages. This year the changes are more complex than usual so we recommend that you check the Fair Work website for a complete summary. The minimum wage has increased by 5.2% or $40 per week and the award minimum wage has increased by […]

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The rate at which you must pay your employees is set out in your employee’s relevant Award. But did you know that these rates of pay increase on a regular basis? As such, it is important that you regularly review your employees Award and keep up to date with any changes. Particularly, be sure to […]

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Do you play video games? When my sons were young, I would spend happy hours helping them solve puzzles and cheering them on as they tried to beat the bosses. One game that we all loved was called Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In the Goron temple, our hero “Link” is trying to run up a hill […]

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The Fair Work Act, 2009 and the associated regulations are a national initiative to create an Australian wide framework for employment and workplace relations. Replaces older state and federal workplace relations systems The Act replaces the previous national industrial relations systems as well as various state based systems, bringing together a new unified and modernised […]

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Domestic and family violence can take several forms. It may involve physical violence, sexual violence and emotionally abusive, harassing or controlling behaviour [1]. Domestic violence typically refers to violent behaviour between a current or former intimate partner. Family violence extends to violence between family members [2]. The prevalence of domestic and family violence has risen […]

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As an employer, you can request that your employee work reasonable overtime hours.  Overtime hours are extra hours worked by an employee / staff member. An employee can refuse overtime, if the overtime request is unreasonable. When considering whether the overtime request would result in the employee working unreasonable hours, an employer should have regard […]

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Click Image to View Larger Version of Infographic on Social Media Policy What is a Social Media Policy? It’s a document outlining your company’s guidelines for the use of Social Media. It includes: whether an employee can use Social Media during work hours, and if so, on what terms; who owns the social media account? […]

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In Australia, sick leave is covered as a type of “personal leave” in the National Employment Standards.  Personal leave also includes carer’s leave and compassionate leave. The minimum amount of personal leave that a full time employee is entitled to under the NES is 10 days per year. Remember, this is a minimum, and your […]

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This Canadian article offers an interesting perspective on the requirements placed on employers under the new WorkSafeBC policies. Not only do business owners (or HR Managers) need to effectively manage any bullying complaints, they also need to be proactive in preventing any workplace bullying and harassment from occurring in the first place. The article states […]

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It seems like there’s an App for just about everything these days and no doubt you have a few or many on your phone already. You might be interested in another one called “Record my Hours”. It allows employees to record their hours and takes the place of ad hoc paper systems that can be […]

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