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In Australia, a novated lease is a three way agreement (“novation agreement”) between an employer, employee and lease company, under which the employee leases a vehicle from the lease company, and employer agrees to take on the employee’s obligations under the lease. Normally, the employer then makes the lease payments on behalf of the employee, […]

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Running a business is like being the captain of a ship setting sail for an exotic destination and a pot of gold. As captain, it’s your job to set the course and navigate, keep it from sinking when the unexpected occurs, and get the most of your crew. A well trained crew increases your chance of reaching your destination […]

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Fair Work Australia have made a decision to increase minimum and award wages by 2.5% and this increase is effective in three stages depending upon the Award Group your employees fall into. Group 1 – From 1 July 2021 Most Awards Group 2 – From 1 September 2021 Retail Group 3 – From 1 November […]

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On Friday 21 March 2014, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission varied the General Retail Industry Award 2010 as part of the modern awards review. The award has been varied so that twenty year old retail employees are entitled to the full adult rate of pay.  Previously, 20 year old retail employees were […]

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Navigating employment laws in Australia is an arduous task for small business owners.  Recent news of a supervisor’s bullying behaviour constituted by unfriending (or defriending) an employee on Facebook, only adds to the confusion and in this case, hype. Recent workplace bullying laws give the Fair Work Commission the power to address ongoing bullying behaviours […]

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An Individual Flexibility Agreement is an employment contract between a single employer and employee that modifies the application of a modern award or enterprise agreement. The Australian federal, state and territory governments have expanded their concept of employee protection to do away with some of the matters introduced under the discredited Work Choices scheme. There […]

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Travelling is one of the great pleasures in life. New places, new food, and the adventure of making the strange familiar. When I arrive at my hotel, I check out the welcome pack. It gives me the lay of the land and tells me how to locate the important facilities. Starting a new job can […]

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So it’s taken some time and you’ve finally found the right person for the job… Do you need an employment contract? Well the truth is, once you’ve made an offer of employment and it has been accepted by the other party, you already have a contract in place. An employment contract can be written, verbal […]

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In March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) was amended to add a new entitlement to the existing National Employment Standards (NES). The changes provide casual employees with the right to access permanent full time or part time employment if a specific set of criteria is met. This process is also known as ‘casual […]

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Thanks to an increasingly flexible workplace, it seems like when it comes to employee contracts, almost anything goes. But although your options as an employer may have increased, so have your responsibilities. It’s important to classify your employees correctly so that they receive all their entitlements under the law and you comply with the legislation. […]

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