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It Only Takes a Moment: National Safe Work Month

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October is National Safe at Work month, a campaign run by Safe Work Australia to raise awareness of the importance of workplace health and safety in Australian workplaces.    At last count, employment related injuries and illness cost Australia an astounding $61.8 billion every year, and the personal costs can’t be quantified.   The theme…

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Recruiting Right Part 5: Appointing Successful Candidates

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You’re on the home stretch…you’ve decided recruiting is the best option, produced an advertisement, identified the most effective places to post it, and have now chosen your preferred candidate.  Solidifying this new agreement should be your next priority. Here is a quick guide to appointing a successful candidate. Preparing to make the offer The hardest…

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The Last Pay Cheque

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Model clause changes regarding payment on termination A model term which provides for the payment of wages (and other amounts) on termination of employment will shortly be inserted into most modern awards.  This is due to a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission.   Payments due on termination of employment include: payments in lieu…

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FDV Leave: What To Do Now

The federal government has recently introduced amendments to the National Employment Standards (NES) to include new FDV leave provisions as laid out by the Fair Work Commission.  For people covered by Modern Awards, these have already come into effect.  (You can read our previous article on this here.) With the federal government looking to replicate…

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