Two overseas backpackers who were paid low, flat rates while working at a crocodile farm in far north Queensland have been back-paid more than $13,000, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.
The Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates has withstood a Federal Court challenge by unions United Voice and Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association. Read more.
The business is booming, making money, and life is good. Suddenly, things take a turn for the worse, and you are forced to let staff go to make ends meet. Many of our members have been fortunate enough to avoid dealing with redundancy, but when a situation arises where an employee or group of employees must be made redundant, it can be challenging for business owners to navigate the complex requirements. Read more.
Once upon a time there was a workforce that worked a full time load each week from their workplace premises. Enter 2017 and a wide range of part-time, flex-time, activity based working, job sharing and work from home arrangements present the modern day business with a whole new realm of opportunity and challenge when it comes to workforce planning and management. Read more.
Running a business is all consuming. To be successful we have to work crazy hours, give it our one hundred percent focus, take risks, make mistakes, have some victories and somewhere in amongst the madness have a life. We also need to make sure we are planning for the future. Read more.
Bookkeeping is one of those relentless tasks in your business that you’d probably prefer not to do, but it's a vital part of your business. For many people, bookkeeping takes an immense amount of time and effort. It's important to consider your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to bookkeeping. Read more.