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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

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

Welcome to 2010 - and Modern Awards!

Tony Perkins - Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year! Listening to the news last night here in Brisbane, the reports were on many new laws/changes being introduced in the new year.  Bus Fares were going up, politicians were going to be paid more etc. But there was not one mention of some of the most wide spread changes to the working lives of Australians.  Effective today, Australia's new system of modern awards and the National Employment Standards (NES) will now govern the way businesses employ and manage their staff. read more

Christmas - A Time to Party or A Time to Beware?

Tony Perkins - Monday, November 30, 2009

End of year/Christmas Office parties - a great time to unwind, rub shoulders with workmates and other great antics.  They 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

Businesses Need to Act Now!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Only 37 days to go until Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards take effect, use this time Now! In 37 days, Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards will begin governing the working relationships of nearly all Australians.  Recent legislation passed by state parliaments will see the Federal System of awards covering all private businesses in Australia for the first time. This is a significant step forward in Australian Industrial Relations.  For the first time ever, we will be coming close to having a national system governing employment relationships. read more

What is the BOOT??

Tony Perkins - Thursday, August 06, 2009

One little known part of Australia's new industrial relations laws is the BOOT. No, this is not way to get rid of troublesome employees by using your Size 9's (or whatever size boots you wear)! Instead it is an abbreviation for Better Off Overall Test. read more


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