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December 5, 2016

Employment Matters – Episode 1

In this inaugural episode of Employment Matters, our hosts Shane Duffy and Amanda Daff set the tone for the show discussing the biggest headaches faced by […]
November 21, 2016
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Re-Visiting the National Employment Standards

It’s been six years since the National Employment Standards (NES) were introduced to Australian workplaces by the Federal Labor Government.  The emergence of the NES was […]
November 10, 2016
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What are the obligations of employers who conduct 457 Visa Sponsorships?

457 Visa Sponsorship Obligations Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James recently issued a warning to businesses who employ workers on a 457 visa, saying minimum wage rates […]
November 3, 2016
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Fair Work investigation leads to fines of $146,000 for Yogurberry, including master franchisor

Fines of nearly $146K issued to the Yogurberry franchise network this week should sound alarm bells for all franchise participants – including franchisors. The fines related […]
October 31, 2016
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Are Millennials Worth the Risk?

Mention the word ‘millennial’ and the first thing that comes to mind for a lot of employers is ‘risky’. Today’s university graduates are looking to fast-track […]
October 27, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
April 28, 2016
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YOUR EOFY CHECKLIST

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.
April 28, 2016
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Federal Minimum Wage Update 2016

The Fair Work Commission's Federal Minimum Wage decision will be delivered in June 2016. This decision will increase all award pay rates from July 2016 onwards.
November 18, 2015
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The ROI of a Healthy Workplace

Stress doesn't only make us feel awful emotionally, it can also exacerbate just about any health condition you can think of. Find out more about the ROI of a healthy workplace here.
October 28, 2015
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Farewell Data Cleansing…What I Wished For In My Early HR Career

Payroll forms. That’s what comes to mind when I think about my early HR career. Working in a global business with intense recruitment needs, I spent Christmas and New Year’s periods in a mad rush to get payroll forms complete under crazy deadlines.
October 27, 2015
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How to Supercharge Innovation Into a Company’s DNA

Technology has changed business as we once knew it… And it’s not stopping either. The changes are quickly advancing. In order to thrive and succeed in today’s fast paced environment, your business not only needs to able to adapt, it needs to remain one step ahead.
September 30, 2015
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Are Brand and Culture Interchangeable?

To create a successful culture and brand, your employees should be living and breathing your company values. So, how do you build a strong ‘brand’ culture?
September 14, 2015
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How Culture Plays a Role in Engaging Millennials

Are you working alongside millennials? Wondered what attracts them to work for a company? Find out more.
September 14, 2015
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How to Prevent Payroll Fraud

Unfortunately, payroll fraud is a reality for many businesses across Australia. It’s important to create robust systems and processes to ensure that your business doesn’t get stung.
August 26, 2015
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Employment Innovations named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies

Employment Innovations has been named as one of Australia’s most innovative companies as part of the BRW 2015 Most Innovative Companies list.
August 26, 2015
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What are the Implications of the Ashley Madison Leaked Data Scandal in The Workplace?

What are the Implications of the Ashley Madison Leaked Data Scandal in The Workplace?
July 30, 2015
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The Evolving Performance Review

Performance reviews offer management the perfect opportunity to unlock and discover an employee’s full potential. Here's how to make the most of yours!
July 29, 2015

A Guide to Social Media in the Workplace

Social media is changing, advancing and evolving, so it’s difficult for employers to know where they stand legally. Watch this short video and learn how to keep your business protected.
July 15, 2015
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Job Applicants Have More Privacy Rights

Who has more privacy rights - job applicants or employees? Find out about your rights when it comes to personal information in the workplace and what protection you have.
July 15, 2015
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Australia Knuckles Down On Employers Who Underpay Staff

Recent cases have highlighted employee underpayments. Learn how approach with caution and key considerations.
May 21, 2015
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Employment Innovations Wins HRD 2015 Employer of Choice Awards

Employment Innovations has been announced as the winner of HRD's 2015 Employer of Choice Awards for its efforts to create a world-class workplace.
April 13, 2015
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WA Construction Industry Employers: Know Your Long Service Leave Obligations

It’s imperative that WA construction industry employers understand their legal requirement to make long service leave contributions to their employees.
April 7, 2015
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NSW Employees on Workers’ Compensation Accrue Annual Leave

A court has ruled that all employers in NSW will have to ensure that they accrue paid annual leave for staff while they are on workers compensation.