Changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020, make sure your business isn’t caught out!

The Fair Work Commission recently made significant changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 (the Miscellaneous Award), which came into effect on 1 July 2020. It is important that all businesses review their current employment arrangements, to ensure that employees who were thought to be ‘non-award covered’ employees have not been caught in the wider net now cast [...]

2020-11-30T05:04:02+00:00November 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to the Miscellaneous Award 2020, make sure your business isn’t caught out!

Paying penalty rates – what we can learn from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut are now required to pay its workers fast food industry award rates including higher penalties after their union was successful in terminating 30 old enterprise agreements. Most of the agreements were negotiated at least a decade ago and whilst the agreements did not include penalty rates in return for higher pay, the agreements [...]

2020-05-12T04:26:54+00:00February 6th, 2019|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Paying penalty rates – what we can learn from Pizza Hut

Underpaying your employees may cost you more than you think

Underpaying your employees, knowingly or not, could cost your business more than you think. In addition to back paying your employees, you may be ordered to pay a penalty. A small coach company (Ava Travel) was recently penalised a total of $163,300 for unintentionally underpaying two of its employees despite a judge finding the breaches [...]

2020-05-12T04:27:19+00:00January 8th, 2019|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Underpaying your employees may cost you more than you think