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1 July Super, wages and other changes QLD Businesses need to be aware of

Some business requirements will change on July 1, it's businesses responsibility to implement the updates.  

From 1 July 2022, you'll need to pay super guarantee contributions to an employee's super fund regardless of how much they are paid. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) also handed down its decision regarding an increase to the National Minimum Wage. 

Other changes include business name fees and vehicle registrations.

Get up to speed on what it means for your business and where to access support.  

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Managing the worker’s compensation process to protect your staff and business

 

Over the past two years, what we consider a workplace has evolved as businesses and their staff have had to adapt to new working environments 

CCIQ heard from Darren Sharry, National Manager at DWF Risk, Marissa Coward, Special Counsel at DWF Australia and Elizabeth Kelly, WHS Consultant at DWF Risk at a recent CCIQ and Brisbane Business Hub masterclass on managing the worker’s compensation process to protect your staff and business. Workplace health and safety extends beyond traditional workplaces.

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Changes to Contractor Rules: What it means for business

This year the High Court has handed two decisions about independent contracting relationships; finding contractual terms are the main determinate of employment relationships. It means businesses have been afforded some clarity when engaging contractors and the peace of mind to rely on the contractual arrangements with contractors without the risk of a claim for entitlements.   

CCIQ heard from Mark Curran, Principal Lawyer at Gilchrist Connell at a recent webinar about how the recent High Court decision changed the way the way independent contractors’ agreements are interpreted.

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Practical tips to get businesses started with sustainability

Most businesses have been affected in the last few years by a range of natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. It feels like there is a lot of change at the moment – economically, politically and in the environment. 

Sustainable practices have become a priority for many businesses looking to reduce waste production, save on utility expenditure, and leverage a high-quality reputation.

Consumer sentiments are shifting:- A recent study found more than 67 per cent of Australian consumers are influenced by green or sustainability issues when making retail purchases.

CCIQ heard from Andrew ChamberlinecoBiz sustainability coach, at a recent CCIQ masterclass at the Brisbane Business Hub on building business resilience with sustainability. Andrew has 25 years of experience in delivering programs and projects in sustainability, planning, renewable energy, water, and urban regeneration. Click to read the highlights from his session.

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5 step process to calculate staff remuneration correctly

The minimum wage will increase from the first full pay period commencing on 1 July 2022 meaning an update is needed to calculate staff pay in alignment with the relevant Modern Award. How can business owners and Human Resource professionals reduce the risk of underpaying staff on annual salaries? 

CCIQ heard from Michael O’Brien, CCIQ Senior Industrial Relations Specialist and Alexander Greig, CCIQ Industrial Relations Specialist at a masterclass on Modern Awards and annual salaries titled: How to calculate staff remuneration correctly in partnership with Brisbane Business Hub. 

Michael is an experienced Industrial Relations advisor skilled in case management, conciliation, and investigations. Alex has a diverse range of knowledge and experience in Industrial Relations and previously worked with the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read highlights from the event. 

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How to minimise the impact of the Waste Levy Rates’ increase

From 1st July 2022, the existing Queensland levy zones will be divided into two new areas. The metro zone and the regional zone.

The metro zone includes the 12 local government areas in Southeast Queensland, including Noosa and Toowoomba. The Regional zone is made up of the remaining 27 local government areas in the current levy zone.  The levy increase will be applied differently in function of the zone.

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