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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

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

Christmas - a time to be jolly?

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Company Christmas Party - just deciding whether to have one can be a minefield for businesses! read more

enableHR Launches Self Service

Tony Perkins - Friday, April 10, 2015

enableHR has launched the employee self service module to Australia's leading online HR and WHS system - enableHR. Called "enable Self Service" (eSS), this system allows employees of any size organisation access to many aspects of their employment records - improving communication and compliance. 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

Office Christmas Parties - Be Prepared!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yes it nearing the end of the year.  We are entering party season - a great time to unwind, rub shoulders with workmates etc.  This can be a fun time! But end of year parties have a very serious side as many of these antics lead to "regrets" after. Recent research in Australia found that 70% of people believed that hitting the booze led to a more "personal" feeling amongst staff.  Nearly a quarter of females interviewed admitted that their boss had made a pass at them at an office party. 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

Industrial Relations and Workplace Health and Safety - Your Obligations Belong to You

Tony Perkins - Friday, July 19, 2013

A couple of days ago I was discussing Small Business HR with a perspective client.  He was on the look out for a HR System to use in his business. 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



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