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Casual conversion – small claims procedure

EXPLAINED: Casual conversion – small claims procedure The amendment act has introduced a new avenue to resolve some disputes about casual conversion. What has changed  The resolution of disputes around casual conversion used to be dealt with by the fair work commission only but now the employee has an alternative option of filing in the federal circuit court as well.  So in practice – if the parties …

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A new requirement to “Offer” casual conversion [if have >=15 employees]

EXPLAINED: A new requirement to “Offer” casual conversion [if have >=15 employees] This change relates specifically to employers with 15 or more employees so if you have less than 15 employees then you just need to be ready to assess requests from your casuals.   So this change passed by Parliament in March 2021 relates to a new entitlement being added to the National Employment Standards (NES) giving casual employees …

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New casual loading offset provision to avoid double dipping

EXPLAINED: New casual loading offset provision to avoid double dipping This is the biggest relief for business owners! so, there’s a new casual loading offset provision that has been introduced to ensure wrongly classified casuals cannot double dip and be back paid entitlements as a permanent employee in addition to keeping the casual loading they’ve already been paid. We now have clarity as to what …

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The casual employment information statement (the CEIS)

EXPLAINED: The casual employment information statement (the CEIS) The amendment act introduces a Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) which is to be given to all casuals. The CEIS can be downloaded from the fair work ombudsman website in word or PDF version.  The CEIS has information about: The definition of a casual employee When an employer has to offer casual …

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New definition of casual employment

EXPLAINED: New definition of casual employment Finally, we’ve been given a definition of a casual. The question of what makes a casual a casual has been a major cause of concern for employers, especially in recent years due to some court cases like Skene and Rossato. So here we go – a person is now considered a casual employee if they accept a job offer from an …

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7 Ways to Boost employee morale during the tough times (like a pandemic…)

Has employee morale taken a dive in your business during the pandemic? If not, then congratulations. But unfortunately, dramatic drops in morale and engagement have been widespread, and has highlighted that especially at times like this, employers need to invest just as much time in focusing on psychological employee needs as we do physical employee …

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Bullying – 10 signs you might be missing

Did you know that recent research is indicating that half of Australians will experience workplace bullying at some point in their careers. That’s really concerning especially because under health and safety laws and the Fair Work Act, we employers have a duty of care to identify and tackle bullying associated with our workplace.  Bullying claims can now run into millions of dollars and even result in …

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How to avoid underpaying your salaried employee’s – Annualised Salary Arrangements

Do you have any staff on an annualised salary arrangement? If you do – it’s time to dust off the calculator or the Excel formulas and recalculate whether the annual salary you’re paying your salaried staff still: 1. accurately reflects the employee’s usual working hours and 2. they’re being paid at least the amount that …

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The pitfalls of managing employees with mental health issues and what employers must do

Sadly, mental illness affects a high proportion of the Australian population, with Beyond Blue reporting that 45% of the Australian population will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. As employers, how do we deal with mental illness in our workforce? And here’s a question – is it any of our business?  It’s not always easy to ascertain …

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