Farm Safety During Seeding

Farm Safety During Seeding

  It is currently seeding season for many of our farming clients, with this comes long hours working with heavy machinery. It is important to us that our farmers remain safe at work and compliant with legislation. Tractors and other heavy farm machinery are...
Managing employees remotely during COVID-19

Managing employees remotely during COVID-19

Due to social distancing measures, many Australian small businesses have shifted to working remotely. Working remotely can present new challenges such as lack of employee supervision, reduced information between colleagues, social isolation, and distractions at home....
6 Tips for working at home during COVID-19

6 Tips for working at home during COVID-19

Create a distinct workspace. Having a designated work area in your house is very important, sitting down in this space sends the message to your brain that it’s time to focus. Clearing away clutter from physical and digital workspaces will also improve your focus....
What does the JobKeeper payment mean for your business?

What does the JobKeeper payment mean for your business?

The JobKeeper payment was announced by the Australian government to assist employers and employees during the strain of business shutdowns and job losses. Eligible employers will be entitled to a subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight for employees from 30 March 2020 for a...
Coronavirus in the workplace. 

Coronavirus in the workplace. 

Amid a worldwide health epidemic, Australian’s are joking that they “wouldn’t mind a couple of weeks off work” in relation to the quarantine period for individual suspected of being infected by the Covid-19 virus. Many Australian employers are now having to manage the...
How to avoid underpaying your staff.

How to avoid underpaying your staff.

The start of 2020 has seen some of the biggest names such as Bunnings, Woolworths, Target, Crust and Qantas to come under fire for underpaying their staff, totalling at least $300 million to be back paid to staff. Since the announcement of these mistakes, the biggest...
Sham Contract Warning

Sham Contract Warning

Federal court proceedings against a Queensland-based transport company has unveiled a sham contract warning for small businesses from The Fairwork Ombudsman. The transport company had disguised employees and misclassified four of their delivery drivers to underpay and...
Stadium cleaners underpaid just under $100,000

Stadium cleaners underpaid just under $100,000

Melbourne’s Etihad stadium had a surprise visit from Fair Work Inspectors resulting in action against the venue’s then principal cleaning contractors. Fair Work Inspectors have found after investigation the group of contractors have underpaid just under $100,000 to...
6 important changes for 2020!

6 important changes for 2020!

The trend of 2019 was described as, the year of wage theft and underpayment, but a new year has welcomed some fresh changes for legislation and employee award standards. Tracy Angwin, CEO of the Australian Payroll Association said, “the breath of failures reported in...
When did you last review your contracts and policies?

When did you last review your contracts and policies?

In 2019 we saw a lot of changes to the industrial relations framework, including award rates, leave entitlements and federal and state legislation changes. With so many changes every single year it can be easy to become unknowingly non-compliant.  We don’t want you to...

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