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What to do when an employee dies

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Receiving news that one of your employees has died is distressing.  There are a lot of steps that need to be taken, from communicating with the family of the deceased employee, their colleagues and other stakeholders, to managing payroll and other practical matters.   To assist you navigate this difficult time, we’ve outlined below some…

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Don’t Miss This Deadline

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Requirement To Provide Casuals With Award Conversion Clause Recently we advised you about a significant court ruling on casual employmentwhich included an update on casual conversion and the effect of the model conversion clause. The model clause was inserted into 84 modern awards and came into effect on 1 October 2018. A modified version will also…

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Minions and Dominions

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This December, my kids were given a Minion themed “chocolate count down” calendar that my mum bought from Coles. Each morning, there is much excitement about who gets to open the next window, and perhaps more importantly, who gets to eat the tiny chocolate that sits inside.   The idea of a chocolate ‘count down’…

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An Employer’s Guide to the Public Holidays

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Top things to remember during the Public Holiday period Work parties, family get-togethers, frenzied efforts to catch up with friends “before the end of the year”…it all becomes a bit of a juggling act as we head into the Christmas season.   For many employers, filling rosters, managing leave and amending payrolls during this time…

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