Understanding Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Overview of Family and Domestic Violence Leave Family and domestic violence leave forms part of the Fair Work Act – National Employment Standards (NES). All employees (including casual employees) are entitled to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year and does not accumulate from year to year. The leave can be taken […]

Changes to Superannuation From 1 July 2021

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What is Superannuation Guarantee? The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) is the minimum percentage of each eligible employee’s ‘ordinary time earnings’ that an employer must contribute to an employee’s complying super fund. This percentage is legislated by the Federal Australian Government and is administered by the Australian Taxation Office. The current SG percentage rate is 9.5% of […]

Fair Work Minimum Wage Increase 2021

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Annual Wage Review decision by Fair Work Commission has resulted in a 2.5% wage increase effective 1 July 2021. The Annual Wage Review panel has handed down its decision to increase the national minimum wage and minimum rates under modern awards by 2.5%. This brings the national minimum wage to $772.64 per week ($20.33 per/hour) […]

Important update on changes to casual employment

Effective Saturday 27 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) was amended introducing changes to workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. The following are key changes that have been introduced: Casual Employment Information Statement Definition for casual employment Right to casual conversion (convert a casual employee to permanent employment) Casual loading offset […]

The importance of having a Human Resources consultant that specialises in your industry

What is Human Resources and Industrial Relations? Human Resources (HR) is quite literally just a blanket term for your employees and the resources they provide to your business. Their skills, knowledge and work output are all resources your business needs and their emotional needs, future planning, training and company culture are all things a Human […]

Why you should review your HR Plan heading into 2021

HR Business Planning

Human resources, on a global scale, has probably never been impacted as greatly as this year has seen. We imagine, at times, its felt like you were clawing to get to the end of 2020.  Now it feels like the new year is right upon us. And though many of us would like to strike […]

FAQ: SA COVID-19 lockdown -Employer rights and obligations

SA 6 Day lockdown

As most of you would be aware by now, the South Australian State Government has announced a 6-day statewide lockdown with a specific list of essential services that may remain open. To help you navigate your workforce through this period, we’ve prepared the below frequently asked questions our employer clients are asking us. As the […]

How to manage underperforming employees

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Managing people comes with the territory of running a business, and having to deal with an underperforming or uncooperative employee is something most business owners will encounter at one stage or another.  Knowing how to deal with an underperforming employee can be challenging, but it’s important as an employer to ensure you are handling these […]

Award wage increase for Real Estate Industry set to commence 1 November 2020

Real Estate Employer

In mid this year, the Fair Work Commission made a decision that resulted in a 1.75% minimum wage increase across all Awards. However, due to economic impact of COVID-19 instead of the usual practice of having award wages increase effective 1 July across all Awards, the Fair Work Commission made a decision to group the […]

Strategies for Employers to manage excessive annual leave accrual

Under the National Employment Standards (NES) all employees covered by the national workplace relations system other than casual employees are entitled to a minimum of four weeks’ paid annual leave each year, or five weeks for certain shift workers (depending on the award).  Annual leave accrues progressively during the year according to an employee’s ordinary […]