HR Update Issue 14 – 2014 When an employee is being bullied in the workplace, it is likely they wish they could be just left alone. However, under Australian legislation, being ignored by your colleagues or excluded from work activities could actually be considered part of a pattern of bullying behaviour. Exclusion could even be […]

Read More →

QA Update 14/10 Eat Safe Program is going national The food safety rating system ‘Eat Safe’, created in Brisbane has recently been adopted by other councils in Queensland and Tasmania starting with Bundaberg Regional Council. The program, introduced in 2010, awards restaurants with a ‘zero to five-star rating (five being the highest) based on the […]

Read More →

WH&S Update 14/17 Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, safety inspectors have the right to enter any workplace and collect evidence to assist with their investigations into workplace health and safety. They can enter at any time without having to provide prior notice and can issue on-the-spot fines for failing to comply with […]

Read More →

WH&S Update 14/17 All businesses should now be aware of their obligations under the health and safety legislation to provide a safe working environment for their employees. However it is also important to reward your workers for good safety performance as it helps establish and maintain a positive safety culture. As a business, you can […]

Read More →

IR 14/13 The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate increased from 9.25 per cent to 9.5 per cent as at 1 July 2014 – this has prompted employers to ask whether this increase can be absorbed into an employee’s overall package. For example, can businesses offset the increase in the superannuation cost of 0.25 per cent against […]

Read More →

IR 14/13 The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is paying special attention to the conditions of seasonal workers in Queensland. They are sending teams of inspectors to visit capsicum, tomato, banana and other fruit and vegetable farms around Bowen, Tully and Bundaberg. The purpose of these visits is to investigate allegations of underpayment, breaches of the […]

Read More →
image_pdfimage_print