Breaking – Changes to 80 modern Awards are coming

The Fair Work Commission have released a statement proposing to vary 80 modern awards to Provide up to 2 weeks unpaid leave for an employee who is required to self isolate, because of measures taken by Government or medical authorities in response to COVID-19Allow an...

Temporary Award changes

Temporary Award changes

Recently Fair Work has made changes to the Clerks – Private Sector Modern Award.  These changes are to assist businesses face the issues raised through the COVID–19 pandemic. One of the main temporary amendments is around being able to expect your staff to do...

The difference between a Leader and a Manager

The difference between a Leader and a Manager

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” John C Maxwell. Are you a leader or a manager? You might be thinking, “but, aren’t they essentially the same thing?” There are actually some important distinctions between a leader and a manager, as...

3 Tips to combat absenteeism in your workplace

3 Tips to combat absenteeism in your workplace

Did you know that ‘rewarding’ good attendance was previously considered a commonplace solution for absenteeism? Due to it’s discriminatory nature however (it disadvantages employees who cannot attend work due to a personal illness, injury, pregnancy, religious holiday...

Can you recoup training costs from your employees?

Can you recoup training costs from your employees?

We all understand that training and developing employees is a necessary costs of running a business. The cost depends on the size of the business, number of employees, as well as the training requirements of your industry. This article discusses whether you can recoup...

Can I Stand Down My Employees?

Can I Stand Down My Employees?

One of the most common question our team are being asked at the moment is "can I stand down employees?" If there's no work for them to do, what are the rules? What are my responsibilities as an employer? Basically, the answer is a stand-down is appropriate when an...

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