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Jobmaker hiring credit: how does it work?

Here’s a snap overview of how the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme works because we’re getting quite a few employers contacting us for clarification.  Here are the main points:  If you create a new job in your business and hire a 16-to-29-year-old you’ll get a $200 per week credit, if you hire a 30-to-35-year-old it’s $100/week credit.   It’s available until 30 September next year.  All businesses are eligible except Government agencies and companies claiming JobKeeper 

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What do I do? – Onboarding

Hi employers – It doesn’t take long for new hires to decide whether or not they’re going to stick around these days does it! So here’s what makes the difference? How you onboard them in those first few days, weeks and months.  Here’s 2 critical points about Onboarding:  Onboarding isn’t orientation or Induction  Onboarding goes beyond simply introducing your company to new hires (and

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What do I do? – Taking stress leave

Q: How much time can an employee take on stress leave? Do we pay this leave at  normal rates? I have an employee who has told me he is off for the rest of the day and needs a  week’s stress leave. What documentation does he have to produce? A:

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What the heck do “HR People” do anyway

Does this sound like you? Still, despite being out in the working world for years and despite owning your own business, you’re still a little unsure exactly what “HR people” do, and unconvinced exactly how us “HR people” can actually build value in your business?  Then you’re not alone – many of our clients are just

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Nov 1, 2020 and Feb 1, 2021 – 1.75% Rise in Minimum Award Wages

Are you completely clear on when you need to implement the rise in minimum Award wages this year?   Unlike past years, the implementation of increases in minimum Award wages this financial year has been split in to 3 stages to be implemented back on:    July 1 2020 Nov 1 2020, and   Feb 1 2021.   So if the minimum Award wage increase didn’t apply to you as of July 1st, then depending on which

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Changes to casual overtime rates from 20 November 2020

There has always been quite a lot of confusion around whether casuals received overtime rates at all, or if they did, the rate they should be paid. So the Fair Work Commission has been working on this area and in August and October 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) amended

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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

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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

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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

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