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Missed A Super Guarantee Payment? Take Advantage Of The Amnesty

In late June, the House of Representatives passed retrospective legislation giving employers Amnesty for missed super guarantee payments. It's expected the bill will pass the Senate to become law. The Amnesty is a one-off opportunity for employers to admit they missed past super guarantee payments and to correct any shor ..

Minimum Wage Increases By 3.5%

Will This Affect Your Staff? In the 2018 Annual Wage Review, the Fair Work Commission increased the minimum wage by 3.5%. It may take the Commission 2-3 weeks to update the pay rates for each award. However, once the new rates are available, you will need to act fast because they apply from the first full pay per ..

Millions Of Reasons You Need To Care!

One in six working-age people have a mental health condition so chances are, you will need to deal with it! Failing your legal obligations will cost you dearly with large fines and the potential for imprisonment! That’s right. Individual employers can be fined $600,000 or 5 years’ imprisonment while corporat ..

Myth Busting! Top Three Myths For Employing Young Workers

Young workers may not have much work experience but they have the same rights as any other worker. Unfortunately, there are a few myths around employing young people. Here’s what you need to know: Myth 1 – Young Workers Can Agree To Forgo Penalty Rates This is absolutely FALSE. There are minimum pay ..

Ignorance Will Hurt Your Hip Pocket

Late last year the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Act 2017 was passed which significantly increases penalties for employers who fail to comply with their obligations. For example, companies can receive penalties of up to $630,000 per contravention while individuals can be fined $12,600 per contravention. The Commission ..

How Do You Recognise A Troubled Staff Member?

While attitudes towards discussing mental health issues are changing, a survey of 3,500 employees found less than half (47%) would discuss their mental health issues with their manager. With depression, anxiety and substance abuse so common amongst Australian workers, it means line managers are potentially managing difficult ..

Low Wage Growth Means You Will Be Asked For More. So, What Do You Say?

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald (https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/wages-flatline-for-10-million-australians-despite-small-general-lift-20180221-p4z14c.html), the incomes of professionals, miners and retail workers are going backwards compared to the cost of living. A further 10 million private ..

Will Artificial Intelligence Technology Mean The End Of Your Job?

Every now and again, a new technology threatens to change the world forever. Are you familiar with any of these technological doomsday predictions? Audio tapes will kill radio – Well radio is still around but audio tapes have disappeared. Video will destroy the cinema industry – Well no. Cinemas are sti ..

Longer Work Days ≠ Increased Productivity!

Rather than increasing productivity, working longer hours is leading to burnout and adversely affecting retention rates. Research has now revealed full-time Australian workers are working an average 42.25 hours a week – that’s over 4 hours more than the standard employment contract of 38 hours per week. Working f ..