Does your Company Need an HR Department?

Does your Company Need an HR Department?

If you think your business might need an HR department but are unsure how you should introduce one, read on. Is it Illegal to Not Have an HR Department? In short, no. It’s not compulsory. However, we recommend you do. You can employ an in-house HR manager or outsource...
Know your Rights in the Workplace

Know your Rights in the Workplace

The global COVID-19 pandemic appears to have fundamentally changed the workplace. The agile way in which employers and employees mobilized remote working is to be applauded. For many employers, the shift back to onsite working is the goal for 2021, especially with the...
Preparing for the end of JobKeeper

Preparing for the end of JobKeeper

The withdrawal of JobKeeper’s support at the end of March will be concerning to many businesses who have relied on it to stay operational during the pandemic. Those who are relying on JobKeeper will need to make decisions about how they run their business and manage...
Minimizing the Risk of Industrial Manslaughter

Minimizing the Risk of Industrial Manslaughter

New laws have recently been passed and will shortly come into effect, where farmers can be jailed for up to 20 years and be fined up to $5 million if one of their workers dies whilst carrying out work on their farm. This is called Industrial Manslaughter. If this...
Stamping Out Sexual Harassment In The Mining Industry

Stamping Out Sexual Harassment In The Mining Industry

The Australian Mining Industry is intent on eliminating sexual harassment in mining workplaces. As such, it has amended its safety and health policy to incorporate protecting workers from sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work: Sexual...
Long Service Leave

Long Service Leave

Employees are entitled to long service leave after working for the same employer for an extended period. Long service leave laws are different in each state. These laws state how long an employee must be working to be eligible for long service leave and how much leave...
5 Steps To Improve Workplace Mental Health

5 Steps To Improve Workplace Mental Health

Mental health is important to any productive and happy workplace. We have listed five key strategies for managers and business owners to implement to promote resilience and assist with mental health issues. Check-in with employees  Individual check-ins with employees...
What is an IFA?

What is an IFA?

An IFA (Individual Flexibility Agreement) is a written agreement, between an employer and employee, used to change the effect of certain clauses in their award. IFAs are used to make alternative arrangements that suit both the employer and employee. Both parties must...
2021 HR Trends

2021 HR Trends

2020 was a big year, but what is to come for 2021. How will the events of last year affect our workplaces, and what do employers need to consider looking forward? We have outlined the top six areas that will be important to HR in 2021 to help business owners stay...
Managing Fatigue on Farms

Managing Fatigue on Farms

Managing fatigue on farms during seeding and harvest can be particularly difficult because there is a lot of work to do in a short amount of time and the regulations are not specific except for heavy vehicle commercial drivers (truck drivers). For all other types of...

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