COVID-19 FWC Modern Awards Objective

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The Fair Work Commission intends to vary 104 awards next week to include 2 weeks unpaid pandemic leave and the option for employees to take annual leave at half pay. We’re providing to our members a copy of the Fair Work Australia statement dated 1st April, 2020 also the list of the awards to be varied.  We’ve added this to …

COVID-19 Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package

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Around one million families are set to receive free child care during the coronavirus pandemic under a plan from the Federal Government that will help deliver hip pocket relief and help the early childhood education and care sector make it through to the other side of this crisis.  We’ve added this to our COVID-19 Economic Support Measures and Resources

$130 billion JobKeeper Payment to Keep Australians in a Job

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$130 billion JobKeeper payment to keep Australians in a job On 30.3.2020, it was announced The Federal Government will provide a historic wage subsidy to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax. The $130 billion JobKeeper payment is aimed to keep Australians in jobs as employers tackle the …

Clerks Award Amendments — COVID-19

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On the weekend the Fair Work Commission amended the clerks flexibility provisions to insert a new schedule in regard to the COVID 19 Pandemic. The changes are from the first full pay period after the 28th March and expire 30 June unless extended. The changes in summary are: Ordinary hours of work have changed when working from home, they are …

Further Economic Support Measures — COVID-19

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The impacts of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) continue to evolve across Australia and the rest of the globe. At bO2 we are highly focussed on the health, well-being and safety of our own staff, our customers and our stakeholders. The Federal Government’s announcement of further economic support measures, backing-up its 12 March stimulus package and the Reserve Bank of …

Cash Flow Assistance for Businesses

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Economic Response to the Coronavirus This assistance will support businesses to manage cash flow challenges and help businesses retain their employees. These two measures are designed to support employing small and medium enterprises and to improve business confidence. In addition, the wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees will help to ensure the continued development of the skilled workforce that employers …

2020 Economic Stimulus Package

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On 12.3.2020, the Federal Government announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.

Work Christmas Parties Duty of Care and How to Avoid Disasters

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The festive season can be a happy and joyful time, but it can also be a period when unruly staff behaviour can ruin careers and damage working and business relationships. The festive season and end-of-year celebrations should be enjoyed, but the work Christmas party can be a source of anxiety for employers who are unsure of their obligations to their …

Social Media in the Workplace

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LEIGH’S CORNER #48 Most workplaces today have access to the internet in some form, and in many workplaces, employees spend the majority of their working day on computers, tablets or phones. With such easy online access, many tasks previously performed in the office can now be performed at any location. This increased easy access to the internet for some workplaces …

EOFY HR/IR and Workplace Issues

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Leigh’s Corner #47 The recent re-election of the Liberal and National Coalition Government (LNP) means that many of the pressures on employers foreshadowed by the Federal Labor Government in relation to significant increases in wages and penalty rates and other changes to Industrial Relations matters have eased for now. This does not mean that pressure from employees and Unions to …