Wage Theft laws now in Qld Criminal Code

Wage Theft laws now in Qld Criminal Code

State Wage Theft law is not new in Australia, as the Queensland Labor Government follows in the steps of both Victoria and Western Australia in passing Wage Theft Laws in the form of amendments to the relevant Criminal Code, providing for a 10 year sentence for...
Fair Work Award Increase July 2020

Fair Work Award Increase July 2020

It is that time of the year again when employers should have reviewed their employee’s wages to ensure they are not underpaying them. Amidst all the Covid 19 disruption and struggle to keep in business due to significant changes in the business environment Fair...
How casual do you have to be? Really casual!

How casual do you have to be? Really casual!

How “Casual” do I have to be to be a “Casual” employee? The Answer “Really Casual”! Australian Bureau of Statistics data confirms that the number of casual employees as a percentage of the Australian workforce has remained steady with the growth in both full and part...
Managing poor behaviour

Managing poor behaviour

Issuing a Verbal Warning to Manage Poor Behaviour in the Workplace A skill for all front line supervisors and management The verbal warning and managing poor employee behaviour when it occurs is an essential skill for all front-line supervision and management. It is a...
Wage Theft laws now in Qld Criminal Code

Wage theft: Underpayment of wages

Wage theft: Underpayment of wages This is a hot topic right now and will continue to come under the watchful eye of the fair Work Ombudsman.  High profile businesses have either been found guilty of underpaying their employees or have come forward and admitted to...