Assessing your COVID-19 risks – what information can you request from your employees?

In line with their occupational health and safety obligations, employers have been forced to consider how they manage the health and safety risks in their workplaces which are presented by the pandemic.  This issue has been brought into even sharper…

Are your award-free employees about to be covered by the Miscellaneous Award?

Are your award-free employees about to be covered by the Miscellaneous Award? From 1 July 2020, the reach of the Miscellaneous Award 2020 will be significantly extended to cover many employees who were previously deemed to be award-free. The Miscellaneous Award…

Democracy under threat as Government cuts another $84M from the ABC and 250 lose their jobs.

Another 250 employees gone from the ABC! At the peak of COVID-19 we are continuing to lose the best and brightest of our journalists. This follows on from the extraordinary task the ABC managed as bushfires raged in so many…

PAYROLL OFFICERS GIVEN SUBSTANTIAL FINES FOR PAYROLL MANIPULATIONS

Three payroll officers who “reverse-engineered” false records during an FWO investigation have been fined a total of $121,000 as part of the largest penalty order won by the workplace watchdog. Federal Court Justice Geoffrey Flick in signing off on agreed…