Christmas & New Year 19/20 Shutdown

Christmas & New Year 19/20 Shutdown

   Shutting Down over Christmas and the New Year? Many businesses shut down or if you are like us, run on skeleton staff over the holiday period. How employees are paid over this period depends on: the award or agreement they’re covered by whether they’re...
Fair Work Annual Report FY18/19

Fair Work Annual Report FY18/19

Fair Work Annual Report FY 18/19 On 20th September, the Fair Work Ombudsman published in their 18 / 19 Annual Report that they have taken a firm but fair approach to non-compliance.  They acknowledge that employer mistakes happen, however the onus is on the employer...
Watercooler Banter

Watercooler Banter

Water-cooler banter We all love a casual chat with work colleagues in the office – to talk about how their weekend was, talk about kids / sport / movies and to talk about work.  In our experience ‘water-cooler banter’ has both pros and cons, however the pros...