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One thing that typically frustrates employers in small businesses is the frequency of updates to regulations that govern employing and paying people. Just when you think you’re up-to-date, along come new award provisions, minimum shift rulings, or other entitlements, and you need to go through the award interpretation process …
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Employee Underpayments In The Spotlight Again

Another week and another top eatery are making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time around it’s Melbourne restaurant Chin Chin that’s under fire. A former worker alleges staff were rostered to work 52 hours a week despite being paid for only 38 hours resulting in underpayment by $9,454 …
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What is the vulnerable workers bill? Employers and franchise operators take note. Stiff new penalties are about to come into force after reforms to protect vulnerable workers passed the Senate. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 also gives the Fair Work Ombudsman more muscle for evidence gathering to …
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Don’t make this super mistake! Unpaid super has big consequences both for your business and you personally.  Back in December, a joint Industry Super Australia (ISA) and Cbus report hit the headlines declaring that 2.4 million workers had been short changed $3.6 billion in superannuation in the 2013-14 financial year. Fast …
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Calculating annual leave payout amounts

So you’ve come to the decision to dismiss an employee? Of course, you followed our sage advice to have fastidiously applied procedural fairness and maintain detailed records along the way to reaching that decision, right?! Right. Now you need to work out their final pay. This will require you …
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If you’re an accountant or professional advisor, take heed of a recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court. You may be at risk of accessorial liability for your clients’ breaches of the Fair Work Act. Accessorial liability can happen when a company is involved in the contravention of a …
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Public Holiday Penalty Rates Over Christmas

Public holiday penalty rates: don’t slip-up on Christmas holiday entitlements. With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sundays this festive season, there’s a rush of additional and substitute holiday days. To make sure you’re paying your workforce the correct rates, and get stuck with …
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