Category HR Information

Are you at risk? Wages Record-Keeping

TWO SUSHI OUTLETS PENALISED $125,700  The operator of two sushi outlets has been hit with penalties of over $125,000. In a recent case described by lawyers as a test case for whether employers are effectively guilty until proven innocent in…

Moving Employment Status

An employer may approach an employee to change his or her type of employment for reasons of business downfall or change of business structure. Equally an employee may wish to change their employment status for reasons of family or illness.…

Directors Superannuation

Salary and wages paid to an employed director are subject to the same superannuation guarantee law as any other employee. Directors fees, paid to a company director, are considered to be ordinary time earnings and therefore superannuation applies. However, payment…

New Employee Guide

Starting Employment Employee Details required Name, address, and mobile number Next of kin details for emergencies Provide bank details for electronic wage Authority to email payslips to employee MyGov registration (when required for STP) Award/Agreement Employee pay rate, employment basis,…

Award Facts

Interesting facts that employers are often unaware of which can prove to be an expensive mistake! Modern awards have been a feature of the Australian workplace relations system since their implementation in January 2010. Despite this, we continue to meet…

Medical Certificates

What are the issues for employers and employees when dealing with personal leave, sick leave and carer’s leave days each year? Clarify your understanding of the issues surrounding medical certificates. The Fair Work Act 2009 makes it clear that employers are required…