Minimum wage increase from 1 July
Are you up-to-speed with the minimum wage increase? In case you missed it, Fair Work has announced that the 2.5% increase will occur in three stages. So, what do you need to know? The increase doesn’t affect employees who already get paid more than the new minimum wage. Most awards will increase from 1 July […]
Increase to superannuation guarantee from 1 July
Are you an employer? Are you up to speed with the scheduled superannuation guarantee increase? Here are some key points you need to know. From 1 July, superannuation on employee wages is increasing to 10%. Check your employee contracts/agreements, and importantly, your payroll system, to make sure you capture this increase. If your employee’s base […]
An employee returning from parental leave wants to change roles, must we accept?
As an employer, are you aware of your obligations if an employee returning from paid parental leave requests to move into a different role? We recently answered this question. “An employee is coming back from parental leave. As their original role involves weekend work, they have asked to change roles. Unfortunately, there is no vacant […]
Can I request a medical clearance from an employee before they return to work?
Do you understand your employer rights and obligations when it comes to sick leave? We recently answered this question. “An employee works in a high-risk area of the business. They have been on sick leave for over a month. Is it reasonable for us to ask them to provide a medical clearance before they return […]
Resolving a workplace dispute with mediation
Has your business been involved in a workplace dispute with an employee? Workplace mediation can be an effective and affordable solution to resolve conflict at work. In fact, statistics show that mediation settles more than 85% of initiated disputes. To help you understand more about how mediation works we have answered some common questions below. […]
New Casual Employment Information Statement
Do you employ casuals? Do you know about the new Casual Employment Information Statement? We have put together some information to help you understand your obligations. What is the new Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS)? The Fair Work Ombudsman have produced a new CEIS which employers must provide to casual employees. This includes current (engaged […]
What happens if multiple team members ask for leave at the same time?
Let’s talk annual leave. What happens if multiple team members ask for leave at the same time? Is it a case of first-come, first-served? Or is it more complex? Allow us to share some insights. Scenario James and Kevin work in hospitality. James requests two weeks of leave over Easter to go camping and a […]
Can I require staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination?
With the COVID-19 vaccination rolling out across Australia, many employers are asking, “can I require staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination?” To help you understand your rights and obligations as an Australian employer, we have put together some information. Firstly, can I require staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination? In line with advice from the […]
Am I required to pay a trainee to attend training?
Do you know whether or not you are required to pay a trainee to attend training? If you employee trainees, it’s important to understand your employer obligations. We recently received this question. “We employ a trainee and they are required to attend a tertiary facility to undertake regular training. Are we required to pay them for […]
How do I calculate leave accrual for part-time employees?
We often get asked, “how do I calculate leave accrual for part-time employees?” If you find this confusing, you’re not alone. To help you get it right, we have put together a simple formula for you to follow. How to calculate leave accrual for part-time employees Firstly, divide the number of hours worked for […]