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Changes to Pay for Casuals on Retail Award - Penalty Rates

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

On 1 October 2019, the penalty rates for casuals employed under the General Retail Industry Award will change. read more

Changes to Personal Leave Impacts All Employers

Tony Perkins - Thursday, September 05, 2019

A recent decision by the Federal Court has significant impacts on how personal leave is managed within businesses.. read more

There's just so many public holidays!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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New Employee Entitlement - Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Tony Perkins - Monday, August 13, 2018

Family and Domestic Violence leave terms have now been incorporated into all Modern Awards (from 1 August 2018). read more

Action Finally - Misleading conduct by "Workplace Advisory Companies"

Tony Perkins - Monday, July 10, 2017

Back in July 2013, we posted an article warning about the dangers of HR Consultancies making misleading and inappropriate claims regarding their ability to "guarantee" compliance.   read more

Sometimes its not about compliance - its about building your business

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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7-Eleven - The other lesson learnt for Franchisors

Tony Perkins - Friday, September 11, 2015

Over the past few weeks the 7-Eleven Franchise Group has received some very poor publicity. read more

Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters? Read this first!

Tony Perkins - Thursday, February 06, 2014

An additional "step" in the process of managing rosters has recently been introduced to the Fair Work Act. 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.
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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



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