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JobKeeper Payments: Registration opened yesterday

The Federal Government has announced the JobKeeper Payment scheme to commence from 1 May 2020. This is a wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight, per eligible employee to eligible businesses affected by...

COVID-19: What to do with your employees?

I have been inundated in the past week with calls from many clients regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact on the business. Including relating to employees, leases, supply chain, store clo...
New Long Service Leave laws in Victoria

New Long Service Leave laws in Victoria

Recruitment can be a long and challenging process, so encouraging loyal employees can be a great way to avoid the difficulties that come with staffing.  With this in mind, make sure you are aware...
Changes to the General Retail Award

Changes to the General Retail Award

Late last year, the Fair Work Commission amended the General Retail Award 2018, which applies to casual and shift workers working weekend shifts. The Commission determined to increase penalty rates f...
Do you employ casual workers

Do you employ casual workers?

From 1 October 2018, casual employees falling under specified Modern Awards have a right to request a permanent position if they have worked regular hours for at least one year, which cannot be refuse...
Are your employment contracts up to scratch?

Are your employment contracts up to scratch?

After convenience store franchise 7-Eleven came under fire for “systematic wage abuse” for paying employees as little as $5/hour, they have recently appointed a former police officer to investigate th...
QuickTip: Your liability at work Christmas parties

QuickTip: Your liability at work Christmas parties

#13 Work Christmas parties are great fun! To avoid any misconduct or other issues arising, make sure your employees are reminded of your social, conduct and other relevant policies before the event....
3 Costly Mistakes when Selling Your Business

3 Costly Mistakes when Selling Your Business

So, you are ready to take the huge step of selling your business - but did you know that it isn't always as easy as simply signing off on a sale contract? Many first-time sellers overlook a few impor...
How fair are your Enterprise Agreements

How fair are your Enterprise Agreements?

South Australia is set to make some major changes to retail penalty rates.  In March this year, Business SA and the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association reached a voluntary te...
Reviewing your employment arrangements

Reviewing your employment arrangements

In business, your people often represent your brand just as much as your products do.  They are valuable assets to your brand and it is important to ensure that your employment contracts are...
4 Key Considerations for Start-ups

4 Key Considerations for Start-ups

Starting a new business can result in a myriad of issues that are best dealt with early in order to protect your start-up in the long run.  Just like the young seedling in our picture,...