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Employment

HR Highlight: Overtime for Casual Drivers?

Employing casuals satisfies a business need for flexibility and portability. Employing casual drivers under the Road Transport and Distribution (RTD) Award, however, has caused some confusion in terms of how …
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HR Highlight: New Fair Work Information Statement released

All businesses are required to issue the Fair Work Information Statement to all new employees on commencement, and to all existing employees at least once. Recent changes within the Fair …
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HR Highlight: Superannuation increases and OTE

The Superannuation Guarantee amount has increased from 9% of OTE (Ordinary Time Earnings) to 9.25% from 1/7/2013.

This creates clear obligations on all employers to review their current systems and …
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HR Highlight: Dismissing sick workers

Fitness to work is a minefield that could cost your business. Dismissing employees for any reason is a delicate process. Appropriate behaviour, communication, confidentiality and legitimate grounds are required. The …
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HR Highlight: Understanding Ordinary Pay

The concept of Ordinary Pay is one that causes some confusion in its application.  This is because there is not one single definition in workplace relations for the term.  ACAPMA …
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HR Highlight: Smoke Free Workplace?

Fuel and fire don’t mix. Smoking and workplace productivity is an area of contention in all workplaces, but managing smoking in the downstream petroleum industry is particularly fraught. This week’s …
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HR Highlight: New Wage Rates

The National Wage Case decision has been handed down and the result is that the minimum wage has increased by $15.80 per week or 2.6 per cent. This has a …
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HR Highlight: Award Rate Increase

e National Wage Case decision has been handed down and the result is that the minimum wage has increased by $15.80 per week or 2.6 per cent.  This has a …
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HR Highlight: New Wage Rates Coming Soon

As businesses gear up for the end of financial year push and payroll is focused on group certificates and closing off another payroll year, it is important to remember that …
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HR Highlight: which award?

As businesses turn their eyes towards productivity and efficiency, questions over the appropriate classification of employees are raised. ACAPMA is often asked: Which Award should Console operators be employed under?


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