IRHR 16/03 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has varied some awards with new or changed terms about taking annual leave.  A majority of these changes take effect from 29 July 2016 and affect the following awards used by businesses in the Brisbane Markets and our Retail Program members, including but not limited to: Storage Services […]

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IRHR 16/02 The Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Panel has delivered a 2.4% increase to Modern Award minimum wages on Tuesday 31 May 2016. The federal minimum weekly wage will increase by $15.80 per week ($0.41 per hour) to $672.70 per week ($17.70 per hour) from the first full pay period on or after 1 […]

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IRHR 16_01 C Complying with Immigration Law On 1 July 2015, the Australian Border Force (ABF) came into being.  Since then, there has been a rise in the number of investigations and enforcement action being taken against businesses that have failed to provide pay and work conditions in accordance with immigration and workplace laws. Under […]

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IRHR 16_01 B Human Resources – Legal Lessons from 2015 What was the biggest legal issue in terms of HR for businesses in 2015? The most common legal issue, in regard to HR, was around bullying and harassment in 2015. Why?  Time and resources are increasingly being spent by businesses on both developing strategies to […]

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IRHR 16_01 A Can you dismiss an employee while they are on leave? Any disciplinary procedures need to be fair and reasonable – but is this ever possible when an employee is on leave?  Aside from moral issues, is it ever legally acceptable to terminate someone who is on leave? While there is no absolute […]

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IRHR 15_15 B Amendments to the Public Holiday Act On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly prescribing that from 2016: The Queen’s Birthday has moved from the first Monday in June 2016 to the first Monday in October 2016 Labour Day will go from the […]

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