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Work Christmas Parties 101

Work Christmas Parties 101 With less than a few weeks until Christmas arrives, many workplaces have organised their end of year functions. Let’s face it, it’s a great opportunity to recognise everyone’s hard work and to celebrate team achievements.

Hiring over the holidays | What you need to know

Hiring over the holidays | What you need to know The lead up to Christmas might be busy but that’s no excuse to put your head in the mistletoe when it comes to bringing on extra help in your business. Before you employ any Christmas casuals, read our HR Manager, Lisa’s quick how-to guide:

Shutting down over the holidays?

Shutting down over the holidays? With the countdown to Christmas officially on, now is the time to think about Christmas and New Year shut down for your business. So, how do leave arrangements work with your staff during this period? Can they refuse to take leave or is it a classic case of “too bad, […]

HR Advice | Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal One of our clients recently asked this Question……. We have employment contracts in place with all of our employees which have a clause relating to the Minimum Employment Period (commonly known as the Probation Period). If we terminate an employee within the ‘minimum employment period’, are we obligated to give a reason for […]

Thinking about arranging a work Christmas Party?

Work Christmas Party As the end of 2017 approaches, along with it comes the inevitable festive season celebrations of office parties and other functions. While it is a time to celebrate the year that was and recognise your staff’s hard work, employers need to ensure that adequate planning is carried out so that everyone has […]

HR Advice | Minimum Employment Period Q and A

Minimum Employment Period One of our clients recently asked this question…….We have employment contracts in place with all of our employees which have a clause relating to the Minimum Employment Period (commonly known as the Probation Period). If we terminate an employee within the ‘minimum employment period’, are we obligated to give a reason for the […]

1 July 2017 – new Award pay rates!

Did you know new award pay rates & allowances come into effect from July 2017? Where do I get the new rates? You can check the new rates by reviewing the appropriate award via the Fair Work Ombudsman web site. If you need some help, contact Lisa Lee Human Resources Manager at Classic Recruitment & Human Resources. Who […]

Annual Leave Accruals – Handy Tip #1

 Annual Leave Accruals – Handy Tip #1 Don’t make a common mistake of over accruing annual leave entitlements for permanent part time employees! It’s really simple to work it out – just divide the number of hours worked each pay period. For example, if Tracey is working 18 hours per fortnight the annual leave accrual per fortnight […]

Do employees need to provide a medical certificate?

Do employees need to provide a medical certificate? Many business owners worry about whether they can request evidence like a medical certificate when their employee requests sick or carer’s leave. Did you know, an employee has to let their employer know that they are going to take sick or carer’s leave & that this has […]

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