October 27, 2016

Are you ready for a rethink?

In contemplating what to write about in this post I turned to the bevvy of online news sites for inspiration. Every second headline seemed to shine […]
October 27, 2016

Positive Discrimination Does Not Work

I recently spoke at the AIM Great Debate: Does Positive Discrimination Work? As you can tell by the title of this blog, I was on the negative team. […]
October 27, 2016

Important Changes to Modern Award Conditions for Annual Leave by Fair Work Australia

If you haven’t heard already, there’s some big changes around the corner for workers covered by modern awards, which are scheduled to kick in at the […]
October 24, 2016

Fines for non-compliance with Fair Work obligations likely to increase tenfold

Employers will have to be more vigilant than ever as the Turnbull Government has announced that it will give the Fair Work Ombudsman new and greater […]
October 7, 2016

Penalty Rates – Are We Asking The Right Question?

The latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that Australia’s unemployment rate has remained steady at 5.7%. This result has been generally accepted […]
October 7, 2016

Employers May Need To Give Longer Notice Periods When Terminating Employees Than They Think….

Employers may need to give longer notice periods when terminating employees than they think…. When it comes to dismissing workers, most employers are familiar with the […]
October 7, 2016

Service as a Casual Employee Does Not Count Towards Redundancy Pay… Until Now

It is becoming more common for employees to commence work for an employer as a casual, and then at a later point in time convert to […]
October 7, 2016

HR for Small Business, Is It Really Needed?

A recent study focused on identifying the current issues and trends facing Australian SMEs has found that 38% of small businesses pick Marketing & Advertising as […]
October 7, 2016

How Mamak could have avoided getting fined by Fair Work Australia

You’ve probably seen this all over the news by now: Mamak fined almost $300,000 for short-changing workers (Sydney Morning Herald)   Mamak is a popular Malaysian […]
October 4, 2016

How Small Businesses Can Wow Their Employees Like Big Businesses

As a small business, it’s hard enough to compete with the big end of town when it comes to attracting top talent. And when do you win […]
June 1, 2016

Announcement: Wage Updates for FY 2016/17

The Fair Work Commission announced its minimum wage ruling this afternoon for the 2016/17 financial year.
May 10, 2016

The Pay Summary You May Not Know About

Our employment experts have put together a EOFY checklist to assist you with this time of year for all things payroll, legal, outsourced employment, migration, HR, consulting, insurance and technology.