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Large Business Casual Conversion Practical Tips

Large Business Casual Conversion Practical Tips

Following on from our summary of Casual Employment Reform – Practical Tips for Employers... As a large business, there are slightly ‘heavier’ obligations on you. Under the NES, you have an obligation to be proactive. Large employers must offer to...

Small Business Casual Conversion Practical Tips

Small Business Casual Conversion Practical Tips

Following on from our summary of Casual Employment Reform – Practical Tips for Employers... So you are a small business.  The good news for you is that you don’t have an obligation to offer permanent conversion to casual employees.  You do however...

Our Strategy on a Page Journey

Our Strategy on a Page Journey

In 2011 I took the scary step of starting my own consultancy. I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved!) by the demand and over the following four years grew at an increasingly rapid rate so that by 2015 I had a team of five.  It had started to...

Gender Equality – will enforcement and quotas really work?

Gender Equality – will enforcement and quotas really work?

- Naomi Wilson writes... The QLD Government recently released their latest research into gender equality.  It is packed with statistics relevant to both the workplace and home life. To be honest, I find the ones about home life and in particular,...

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2021

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2021

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 passed both Houses of Parliament on 22 March 2021. Parliament made a number of amendments to the Bill before it was passed, making changes to the schedule...

COVID-19 Vaccinations – to mandate or not to mandate

COVID-19 Vaccinations – to mandate or not to mandate

Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, has told Australia that the vaccine roll out could occur as early as next month, and savvy employers are asking the question of whether they can make vaccinations mandatory in the workplace context.  Up to...

Values – hire, fire and live by them

Values – hire, fire and live by them

Do you have values in your business that are so fundamental that you are willing to hire by them, fire by them, and take a financial hit to live by them? If not - you should. Values are the core beliefs that guide decisions, attitudes, and...

Post JobKeeper – do you have a plan?

Post JobKeeper – do you have a plan?

JobKeeper 2.0 will come to a finish at the end of March 2021.  And with it, the Job Keeper Enabling Directions that eligible employees could make under the legislative changes that Fair Work released during Covid-19 will also cease. Business who...

Wage Increase 1st February 2021

Wage Increase 1st February 2021

From 1 February 2021, the 1.75% minimum pay rate increase has taken effect for a whole range of Modern Awards (those in ‘Group 3’). This is the final round of increases from the staggered increases the Fair Work Commission announced in July 2020....

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