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Fair Work Australia have made a decision to increase minimum and award wages by 3% and this increase is effective from the first full pay period after 1 July 2014. The Federal weekly minimum full time wage will increase to $640.90 ($16.87 per hour). This rate applies to all employees who aren’t covered by an […]

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Not sure how to put together a reference for your employee? Here is a sample employee reference letter you can use as a guide to get you started. ————————————————– SAMPLE EMPLOYEE REFERENCE LETTER [insert date] To Whom It May Concern Dear Sir/Madam, RE:  [INSERT NAME OF EMPLOYEE E.G. JOSEPH SMITH] [Joseph Smith] was employed by […]

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Under the Fair Work Act, an employer cannot require an employee to spend their pay in relation to the performance of work, if the requirement is “unreasonable”. While this may prevent an employer from requiring an employee to pay excessive or “unreasonable” amounts for uniforms or other special or protective clothing, it arguably does not […]

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A recent case in the Federal Circuit Court highlights the importance of employers acting on complaints of sexual harassment by their employees. In Alexander v Capello and Anor, an employer was held to be vicariously liable under the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act, for the sexual harassment perpetrated upon café employee, Ms. Alexander, by […]

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Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to make changes, both big and small, to our everyday lives. To reduce widespread community transmission, mandatory vaccinations are under consideration or already being implemented in some of Australia’s major industries. The following article summarises a range of existing sources on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the […]

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The quality of your staff can make or break your business so it makes sense to invest in solid procedures and protocols that will enhance and strengthen recruitment, employment and staff management processes. Many small business owners don’t realise that an employment contract template can be a really useful tool for ensuring that they’re doing […]

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Fair Work Australia have made a decision to increase minimum and award wages by 3% and this increase is effective from the first full pay period after 1 July 2019. Fair Work have decided that the minimum wage will increase by 3% to $740.80 The Federal weekly minimum full time wage will increase to $740.80 […]

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SBS has been the subject of a great deal of media attention for the sacking of Scott McIntyre. SBS’s managing director, Michael Ebeid made the decision to sack Scott McIntyre because of the comments he made on his Twitter account. It seems that McIntyre was dismissed with immediate effect, and without notice.  This raises questions […]

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If you are an employee or an employer, it is wise to be familiar with the rights and entitlements of workers and where these rights originate. The rights of workers in Australia have been streamlined and made uniform with the introduction of the national Fair Work System.  The Fair Work System applies to most workplaces […]

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An employer would use this type of agreement in order to deviate from the terms and conditions outlined in Awards. It enables the employer to clearly set out the terms of the employment, particularly those terms which differ from the Award. Keep in mind that an Individual Flexibility Employment Agreement can only be used where […]

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