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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

The new way of doing business - Connecting Advisors

Tony Perkins - Monday, November 09, 2015

Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety can be confusing for small and medium sized business owners.  And these are only two areas where these businesses must somehow stay "on top" of things.  Managing the books, ensuring tax is paid, meeting compliance requirements for their own particular industry are only a few of the items which complicate the life of a small business. 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

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

Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims?

Tony Perkins - Friday, December 19, 2014

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



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