IR Update Issue 09 April 2014 Latest Target of Fair Work Inspectors Fair Work Inspectors have spent time reviewing employment conditions in various workplaces. The latest workplaces to be inspected included approximately 20 vineyards in the Hunter Valley region. They visited these workplaces in January to ensure grape pickers were being paid correctly, employers were […]

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Overview With continuous changes in employment law and the increasing need to keep up to-date with ‘HR Best Practice’, some businesses are finding their time is spent reacting to HR situations rather than dedicating time to put in place proactive business solutions. A HR Health Check can assist your business by identifying those areas where […]

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WH&S Update 14/10 WH&SQ Issue One – Confined Space What is a confined space? A confined space is determined by the hazards associated with a set of specific circumstances and not just because work is performed in a small space. Confined spaces often have poor ventilation which allows hazardous atmospheres to quickly develop, especially if […]

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PRINCIPAL 14/03 WH&S was taken seriously if the attendance at the two recent WH&S workshops is anything to go by. Thirty-one Member Principals or their WH&S Officers (or both) heard the message directly from WH&SQ Inspectors.     We would like to thank the following Member businesses for their attendance and taking WH&S seriously. Alfred […]

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PRINCIPAL 14/02 With the end of the financial year fast approaching, it is timely for employers to consider the following questions to ensure they are prepared for the next phase of the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) SuperStream. The SuperStream standard is part of the government’s Super Reform package aimed at providing a consistent, reliable electronic […]

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