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.
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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
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
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
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
The 5 recent changes to the Fair Work Act regarding casual employment So let’s get you clear on each of the 5 changes to the FW Act that were passed by Parliament mid-March 2021. To do this I have recorded 5 separate short videos with each video explaining one of
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
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
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