Annualised wage growth in the private sector continues to lag the public sector in overall outcomes according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged employers concerned about workers’ compensation and return to work to utilize CCIQ’S worker’s compensation helpline, a free advice line for all businesses in Queensland. Read more.
Conducting extensive research is mandatory to ensure that your company is in the best possible position to launch and succeed within your chosen overseas market. Research provides you with invaluable insight into your business’ strengths and weaknesses. It will also allow you to identify key opportunities within your target market to ensure that your business is as organised as possible to export effectively. Read more.
*As a longstanding hub for innovation in agriculture and food technology (agtech and foodtech), Australia has been recognised as an emerging global leader in Agriculture 4.0.* Read more.
Wage theft will soon be a crime in Queensland with the Palaszczuk Government to bring in a new offence that could land employers caught deliberately ripping off their staff in jail. Read more.
‘Unfair dismissal’ is a phrase on the rise but is still a term that holds certain ambiguity for business owners. Melbourne-based B2B publisher, Portner Press define this HR issue as “when an employee is dismissed harshly, unjustly or unreasonably”, but, the question remains: is this simply just a popular term that is said but not actioned? Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged the federal government to move to reject the disallowance motion being promoted by the Labor opposition that would threaten the protections small and family businesses currently have around “double dipping” holiday pay claims from casual workers. Read more.
Legislation this week passed through Parliament will mean employers with 19 or fewer employees will have to report under the Single Touch Payroll (STP) regime by 1 July 2019. Employers with 20 or more employees came under these reporting requirements as from 1 July 2018. Read more.
The importance of technology should not be doubted in a small business. While it may be uncharted territory for small businesses to implement new technology into your business, it is essential in communicating and transacting with customers, potential clients and other businesses. Read more.