National Labour Hire Scheme – A New Reality
A National Labour Hire Scheme could soon become a reality with renewed discussions between State and Federal Ministers outlining guiding principles for the proposed legislation. The national scheme is intended to replace current individual State schemes and create a more streamlined and cost effective labour hire system.
ALERT: Key Changes to Annualised Salaries Requirements
The Fair Work Commission has recently announced the inclusion of new annualised wage clauses into 22 modern awards on 1 March 2020, placing new obligations on affected employers paying their employees by way of annualised salaries. If you're covered by any of these modern awards, you should also check the application of it to any managers or other employees you consider to be salaried, or “above award."
List of 22 Modern Awards with inclusion of new annualised wage clauses
Many businesses pay their employees annualised salaries, which cover entitlements like minimum weekly wages; penalties; overtime; allowances and annual leave loading . The Fair Work Commission has recently announced the inclusion of new annualised wage clauses into 22 modern awards on 1 March 2020. See the affected Awards here.
Effects of Cough Mixture Are No Excuse for Serious Misconduct
The Fair Work Commission decide the effects of non-prescription cough mixture are no excuse for serious misconduct. This important case demonstrates that employees can be summarily dismissed for being under the influence of legal drugs where that results in a significant safety risk.
A penny for your thoughts? It should be a dollar.
As multiple Australian employers reveal they have been underpaying employees to the tune of millions of dollars, companies and boards need to be aware of the potential legal, financial, organisation and reputational risks at stake when wages and allowances aren’t strictly monitored.
New learning approach needed for A.I. job landscape
As artificial intelligence becomes the norm, skills in human interaction are far more important for job security and career growth. The good news is that such skills can be learned, but Australia needs to adopt new methods of education and training.