A behavioural insights perspective to curb Coronavirus
The Coronavirus and human psychology has brought Australia ‘The Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020.’ Besides offering an interesting case study in human behaviour, this saga provides many lessons in behavioural insights for business. So how can we apply behavioural science to have a positive health impact on our people and business?
Coronavirus and its Implications in the Workplace
The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak of Coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It is extremely important employers consider the effects that Coronavirus may have in the workplace. What are your obligations?
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.