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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

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.
 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

Lets Make People Management "Simple"

Tony Perkins - Thursday, April 11, 2013

I often visit small and growing businesses to discuss with them their people management needs. Their need is a very simple one - "I just want to treat my people right and make sure I am compliant". Unfortunately,until recently, that need could not be addressed in a simple manner and many employers would place the need in the "too hard" basket.   read more

February 2013 WebinHR Program Released

Tony Perkins - Sunday, February 03, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of the February 2013 WebinHR program. Designed for small businesses, these seminars are presented by some of the best in the business and this month cover topics such as managing bullying, reducing labour costs, accessing government funding for training and simplifying recruiting.  read more

Social Media - What Employers Need to Know - Webinar for Small Business

Tony Perkins - Monday, October 29, 2012

Everywhere you go today, social media is the topic. The news bulletins are telling us about "social media trolls", television advertisements invite you to "follow" a particular company and radio stations are embracing "multi-mode marketing" encouraging listeners to visit their website for more juicy information.   read more

Business Concerned About Lack of Work and Sales

Tony Perkins - Friday, October 19, 2012

The latest Quarterly Index from the HR Coach Research Institute as been released providing a summary of industry confidence in the business sector. Points of Note include: read more

Unfair Dismissal Claims Increase by 9 Percent

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fair Work Australia this week released its latest annual report.  It is interesting reading. As you can see by the title of this post, the number of unfair dismissal claims has once again risen over the year 2011-2012 to a total of 14,027.  This is an increase of 9.2%. The "headline" number for the government in this report is the number of claims settled overall under this system - 81%.  Evidence that the system is "working" they say. read more



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