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Keeping an ear out…

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Just a quick note to let you know we’re keeping across Work Health and Safety Regulations with regard to audiometric testing. Revisions made last year (affecting clause 58.2) will require some employees who wear personal protective equipment (PPE), like earmuffs, to undergo a hearing test which the company must provide from January 2018. Many organisations…

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New annual leave terms for early childhood teachers

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The FWC has amended the Educational Services (Teachers) Award to include new terms  for taking annual leave in advance, excessive accruals and cashing out leave. But, they only extend to services operating 48 weeks or more per year. The new provisions  take effect on the first full pay period on or after May 24th, 2017….

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We have a confession to make

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As we sat down to write a concise, easy-to-follow guide on policies, we got a little stumped. We instantly knew what did work (see our Top Tips) and what didn’t (see Death By 1000 Policies). But it took us a bit longer to pin-point exactly what policies were, as opposed to guidelines, procedures and general house…

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Aunt Cece: Advice for small organisations

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Dear Aunt Cece, I run a small organisation with just a handful of staff. We work together really well and are just like a family. We’re pretty flexible with our hours. Every now and then someone might work later than usual, we give them time in lieu, and it works just fine for us. Is…

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