Changes to casual employment laws
By 27 September 2021, employers (other than small business employers) need to assess whether any existing casual employees (employed before 27 March 2021), are eligible to be offered to convert to permanent employment. Employers need to: make a written offer to convert their casual employees to permanent employment (this must be done within 21 days after making the…Read More
Employee changes this financial year
There are few changes to the way employees and areas relating to your employees, that as a business owner, need to be across this new financial year. Minimum Wage Increase - 1 July 2021 The national minimum wage increased on 1 July by 2.5% to $20.33 per hour (or $772.60 per week). The minimum wage…Read More
Millennials and Gen Z lead bush revival
AFR - Thursday, 1 Apr 2021 - Page 23 Population Growing numbers of the under-40 s are joining the grey nomads and young families seeking a better life out bush; they are reversing a century-long trend of Australians moving the other way – from sleepy country towns to buzzing coastal cities, writes Fiona Carruthers. Moving…Read More
Wages to increase in July 2019! Get a Boot!
The 1st of July is coming upon us and it’s that time of the year where the Fair Work Commission make determinations on Modern Award pay minimums and the National Minimum Wage, currently $18.93 per hour, less taxation. So, you’re a small business, you pay above the Modern Awards, or so you thought…. I’ve heard…Read More
Why have an employment handbook!
Is an Employment handbook a waste of time or money? We all have heard about an employment handbook, its that folder with printed words in it that collects dust and is situated on the top shelf in the corner of the lunchroom. It has big, bold writing on it typed, “EMPLOYMENT HANDBOOK”. Now you remember!…Read More
Changes to Rights for Casual Workers
If you employ casual workers or if you are a casual worker, you need to be aware of the changes effective this month following the Fair Work Commissions ruling. Under the ruling, from 1 October casual workers now have the right to ask for a permanent position if they have worked regular hours for at…Read More