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What do I do? – Overtime for a part-time employee

Q: An employee on a part-time contract with a set amount of hours per day is  occasionally required to work additional hours. Are they entitled to overtime rates  for these hours?  A: It would depend on the employee’s entitlements under their contract of employment, enterprise agreement or relevant award so that’s the first thing to check.  But generally, if an …

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What do I do? – Request for unpaid leave without disclosing a reason

Q: We have a long-term employee who is seeking a 3-to-6-month break to visit his home in China.  He has not disclosed the specific reason for the need to return to China – he simply stated it was due to a bad family situation. Am I within my rights to have a more detailed explanation?  A: You have no obligation to grant the …

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What do I do? – Extension of probationary period

Q: Can we extend a probation period? And then if we want to terminate their employment during that extended period, do we need to follow the warning process and offer them a witness at the termination of employment meeting? A: You can extend the probationary period in accordance with the contractual provision. However, if the employee’s length of service extends beyond the qualifying …

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Types of Employment contracts in Australia. When do I need one?

How clear are you on when an employment contract is needed?  Do you know why having an employment contract is always advisable? How about what clauses need to go into the contract?  I’m still surprised by the number of business owners operating without employment contracts in place. On average, 75% of the clients we work with every month do not have employment contracts for …

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This 1 thing will reduce your People Costs more than anything else

Did you know there’s a way to reduce the time you spend on all the transactional HR tasks by up to 90%? So time is money yes? And for those of you who are still managing all your HR tasks internally without utilising any automation platform, you’ll know facilitating, managing, leading, supporting, coordinating all the …

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How to get approval to have additional people onsite in your business (QLD)

Hi everyone, Jackie Strachan here from HR Tactics with a newsflash HR Hot tip DID YOU KNOW – In Qld there’s now a way to allow more people inside your business than the QLD restrictions are allowing So provided that your businesses or organisation is in complete compliance with the requirements of an applicable COVID …

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