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HR Highlight:  Managing the risk of employee theft
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Managing the risk of employee theft

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Crime statistics show that theft occurs most often where the offender has both the opportunity and access and the ability to justify their actions.  In a retail environment employees have …
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HR Highlight:  Can a business say no to a leave request?
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Can a business say no to a leave request?

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Managing staff absences, particularly during the busy peaks of Christmas and Easter, is a challenge for all businesses.  In addition to managing the increasing complexity that penalty rates bring, businesses …
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HR Highlight: Part Time staff management
3 months ago

HR Highlight: Part Time staff management

The employment structure applied on-site can impact on the roles and responsibilities of management in the business as a whole. This weeks HR Highlight reviews important things to remember with …
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HR Highlight:  Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done
4 months ago

HR Highlight: Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done

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In a recent case a business has been the second business charged over the same safety breach involving a forklift which resulted in a leg crush injury to a subcontractor.  …
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HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change
4 months ago

HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change

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All businesses face times where they must take stock and assess the business structure, direction and operations.  It is important in these situations to ensure that the business understands and …
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HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2018
5 months ago

HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2018

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The new wage rates finalised by the Fair Work Commission recently come into effect on the first full pay period after July 1, 2018.  ACAPMA has distributed the ACAPMA Employment Quick Reference …
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HR Highlight:  ACAPMA Wage Guides for 2018/2019 Released
5 months ago

HR Highlight: ACAPMA Wage Guides for 2018/2019 Released

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently handed down a 3.5% increase in the minimum wage as part of the National Wage Case.  This morning the FWC …
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HR Highlight:  Getting compliance right from day one – engagement documents review
5 months ago

HR Highlight: Getting compliance right from day one – engagement documents review

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Ensuring that the conditions of employment and the expectations of the business are clearly and appropriately expressed is an important area of employment compliance, yet it is an area that …
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HR Highlight:  Unpaid work experience, work trials and mentorship arrangements
5 months ago

HR Highlight: Unpaid work experience, work trials and mentorship arrangements

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Providing young and inexperienced people with the opportunity to learn new skills and see if a particular work environment is suited to them is a tradition within the Australian workplace …
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HR Highlight:  National Wage Case increases minimum wage 3.5%
6 months ago

HR Highlight: National Wage Case increases minimum wage 3.5%

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) undertakes the National Wage Case each year to determine if, and to what level the minimum wage should be increased.  Today the FWC handed down …
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