Reviewing Workplace Policies and Procedures

Reviewing Workplace Policies and Procedures

It’s good practice to keep your workplace policies and procedures up to date, as legal requirements and your business change over time. Questions to consider: 1.   When was the policy or procedure last reviewed – when is the next review date scheduled? The...
Managing sick leave back pay

Managing sick leave back pay

A recent landmark Federal Court decision brought forward by the Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union will now see increased employee rights regarding personal leave, including sick leave back pay. The decision greatly affects both employers and employees and will...
Do These Employment Law Updates Affect You?

Do These Employment Law Updates Affect You?

With the ever-changing terrain surrounding Australian businesses and their specific industries, employers and employees should be aware of recent Employment Law updates that have been made effective in the new financial year. These changes include increased salary...
Minimum Wage Increase In Modern Awards

Minimum Wage Increase In Modern Awards

In May this year the Fair Work Commission held its annual review of wages, in which it was decided on a minimum wage increase of 3%. Whilst you likely heard that the increase would apply to the National Minimum Wage, most workers actually have their minimum rate of...
The Employer’s Guide To Managing An Underpayment Of Wages Claim

The Employer’s Guide To Managing An Underpayment Of Wages Claim

It is the duty of the employer to avoid an underpayment of wages claim and ensure that their employees are being paid the correct amount in accordance with the modern award system. Common examples of underpayment In order to avoid or quickly react to underpayments, it...
Increasing Minimum Wages: Getting it Right

Increasing Minimum Wages: Getting it Right

Over 20% of the Australian workforce is set to receive a pay rise after the Fair Work Commission raised the national minimum wages by 3 percent. This will take the minimum hourly rate under the national minimum wage from $18.93 per hour to $19.49 per hour, amounting...