COVID-19 Update for Employers – Standing Employees Down

We have been receiving many queries from clients regarding their inability to continue employing staff due to a severe downturn in trade. The following information is provided to inform you of your rights as an employer in these very difficult circumstances. Please note that the following are the minimum entitlements of employees. If you are […]

Financial Rescue Packages For Bush Fire Affected Businesses

BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY BUSHFIRES ENTITLED TO “FINANCIAL RESCUE PACKAGES” In response to the devastating bushfires, the Federal Government has today announced a comprehensive suite of measures to immediately support impacted small businesses. The immediate priorities for small businesses include grant funding, concessional loans, tax relief, a dedicated and single contact point to help them access […]

CHRISTMAS EVE IS NOW A “PART DAY” PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN QUEENSLAND

Grace Grace, the Minister for Industrial Relations in Queensland has announced that from this year Christmas will come early for workers. Christmas Eve has been declared to be a “Part Day” public holiday in Queensland. This means that anyone covered by an Award and working after 6.00pm will be entitled to be paid at the […]

Cadbury Chocolates and sick leave – what do they have in common?

Two employees of Cadbury’s in Tasmania have just won a significant court victory which has changed the way many employees across Australia will be paid when they take Personal/Carer’s Leave. Up to this point, where employees work a 10 or 12 hour shift, they would only be paid 7.6 hours when they took paid sick […]