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What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas

Tony Perkins - Monday, November 23, 2015

It has begun!  People are now looking ahead and realising that Christmas is coming up and we are starting to get calls from businesses working out when and if they need to pay public holiday rates on particular days. read more

10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yesterday, I visited a small business in the hospitality industry.  We had an interesting chat, largely about how to use their award to the best advantage of their business and their employees. read more

Top Five Small Business HR Questions - September Edition

Tony Perkins - Thursday, September 05, 2013

At People Smartz we receive a large number of phone calls and website hits every month from clients, ex-clients and others requesting information regarding Small Business HR Issues. We have been keeping records for sometime about the questions asked, however, for the first time this month, we have decided to publish the top 5 topics based on the questions asked.  Our top five for the last month are: read more

Calculating Pays From Modern Awards

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PayCheck Plus is Fair Work Australia's online application for calculating pay under a modern award. You can:

  • use it to find base pay rates, allowances, overtime and penalty rates
  • calculate pay rates per hour, or for entire shifts worked over 7 days
  • print, export and save your selections.
 read more

Small Business Danger - Doing What You Think is "About Right"

Tony Perkins - Sunday, May 19, 2013

A recent press release from Fair Work Australia says a lot:

"Operators of fast-food food outlets in Brisbane have found out the hard way that paying staff what they thought was about right isn't good enough."

"What's particularly concerning is that many employers claimed to have limited knowledge of the basic entitlements of their staff, Acting Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Bill Loizides, said." read more

October WebinHR Program Released - Great Webinars for Small Business

Tony Perkins - Thursday, September 27, 2012

The October WebinHR program has now been released! Great topics including "Is it costing you too much to pay your people" and "How do you hire for skill and fit". For more information on these great webinars for small business - Click Here  read more

Small Business - Make sure you are compliant with Industrial Relations Laws

Tony Perkins - Friday, February 03, 2012

It is becoming more and more apparent, that no matter how small your business is, you can not avoid your obligations in regards to meeting your employer obligations. Many thanks to our great friends at Brands Law for this great example of the line of thinking to which our courts are dealing with breaches of the Fair Work Act: read more

Warning - Fair Work Ombudsman says Leave Loading Payable on Termination

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Fair Work Ombudsman has given advice that award wage employees are entitled to the payment of leave loading on termination of employment. read more



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