The new Casual Conversion clause – what does it mean for Employers?

Following extensive consultations, the Fair Work Commission has inserted a model casual conversion clause into 84 Modern Awards taking effect from the 1 October 2018. The clause allows an eligible employee to

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“Bank of Hours Clause” – Have Bunnings showed us the way?

Major hardware retailer Bunnings is currently in consultation with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) and the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) in relation to a ‘Bank of Hours’

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Recent Fair Work Woes – Annual leave for casual employees

Casual employees may get paid more on an hourly rate in exchange for amongst other things the inability to gain access to “paid” annual leave. A recent case however may cast some doubt on this.

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When they’re not “the one”: How to prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees

Staff underperformance, whether it is due to personal issues, workplace conflict, change fatigue or being actively disengaged, can have significant repercussions on your bottom line, culture and overall performance.

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The 7 must-have policies to boost staff productivity and accountability

Have you ever wondered how much poor performance and productivity is costing your business? It can be an uncomfortable thought, can’t it? While your team can be your greatest asset, in some

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Why you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball when it comes to old contracts

Employers may be exposing themselves to unnecessary risk due to old employment contracts that have not been updated to reflect their current policies.

A recent decision in the Brisbane District Court has seen former Wallabies coach John Connolly

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