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Restaurant Award changes

Changes to the Restaurant Award came into effect from the first full pay period on or after 23 January 2020. So, as an employer what do you need to know? Casual employees who work more than 10 hours are now entitled to the same number of paid meal breaks as full-time and part-time employees working […]

New Year HR Tip >> Position Descriptions

DO YOU provide your employees with a position description OR do you prefer to adopt a more *flexible* approach? The truth is, position descriptions offer many business benefits. Drive employee ownership. Set clear expectations and priorities. Help trace the skills and abilities you seek for the position. Well-written job descriptions complement the hiring process, supporting […]

Changing employee notice periods

How much notice are your employees required to provide when resigning? Is it based on service duration or is it the same for everyone? And can you change this? We were recently asked this question. Our employees currently provide notice based on their years of service but we would like to extend this for every […]

Christmas shut down and staff leave

Is your business shutting down over Christmas? What happens if you have staff who don’t have enough annual leave to cover the period? We recently answered this question: Q] *We currently offer our team the option to take advanced annual leave over our Christmas shut down if they have an insufficient balance. However, we would […]

Casual Pay Rates 101

Are you hiring casuals over the holiday period? Do you understand casual pay rates and how they work? Our resident HR expert, Lisa has some info to help. *Casual pay rates are broken down into an hourly rate and penalty rates. Depending on the award or agreement, will depend on the hourly rate of pay. […]

Understanding carer’s and compassionate leave

When it comes to employees requesting to take time off to care for a loved one during terminal circumstances, it can be a sensitive and emotional time. We recently received this enquiry. QUESTION ] *Is there a limit to who is included under carer’s and compassionate leave?* ANSWER ] *Carer’s leave and compassionate leave covers […]

Changing an employee’s position

Can you change an employee’s position and do you need their consent? Our resident expert, Lisa answers a curly HR question. Q] *We would like to change the position of one employee. They currently work in a permanent part-time role and we would prefer they undertake a casual position in another department. The new position […]

Public holiday pay

With less than NINE weeks until Christmas, now is the time to make sure your business is up-to-speed with public holiday pay. Not sure and hoping for a Christmas miracle? Our resident HR expert, Lisa can help. *Depending what state or territory your employees work in, public holidays can be different. Make sure your business […]

Christmas Casual HR Checklist

ARE YOU HIRING CHRISTMAS CASUALS? Don’t put your head in the mistletoe. Make sure you tick all of the HR boxes with our DIY checklist. Think about the needs of your business and the role you want to fill. Articulate this clearly in any advertisements, including how long the job will be for. Check your […]