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Are you thinking about employing a young person during the school holidays?

Did you know that if you employ a child during the school holidays there are specific obligations? For instance, as an employer, you must ensure a school-aged child is not able to work unless written consent is provided on a parent’s consent form. There are also a number of other obligations that employers should be aware […]

Employers – Are you Paying Superannuation on Overtime?

Are you Paying Superannuation on Overtime? Did you know overtime is not considered an Ordinary Time Earning (OTE) and that superannuation does not have to be paid on overtime? You could be inadvertently paying too much! As a small business owner, it is important to ensure your staff are engaged on an employment contract that […]

Need help with difficult conversations with your employees?

Lisa Lee, Human Resources Manager One of the most difficult tasks for managers/owners can be giving constructive feedback to employees! Since transitioning to the domain of small business, I have been struck time and time again by how critical leveraging the performance of employees is to the success of every small business, no matter the […]

Human Resources – Workplace Investigations

Top 3 causes of workplace complaints In our experience, the top 3 contributing factors we see when investigating workplace complaints are: 1. Interpersonal relationship issues 2. Performance Management issues 3. Lack of / insufficient induction and/or on the job training Interpersonal relationship issues It is sometimes easy for managers/owners to fall into the trap of seeing […]

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