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Portable Long Service Leave: How it Works australian capital territory employee rights leave and entitlements long service leave northern territory portable long service leave queensland south australia victoria western australia Nov 16, 2023

For most employees, the moment you resign from your job and start a new position with a new employer - your continuous service and subsequent long-service entitlements restart. HOWEVER... this isn't the case for all industries... Let's discuss.

Let's recap: What is long service leave (LSL)?

LSL...

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Welcome Caitlin - Our newest HR Projects Officer | Media & Education! employii news Nov 16, 2023

This month, we welcomed Caitlin, our newest HR Projects Officer | Media & Education to the Employii team.

 

Caitlin brings five years of communications and journalism experience to her role at Employii. She gained a keen interest in organisational culture, employee well-being, and...

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What are Your Entitlements: Paid vs Unpaid Trials australian capital territory employee rights fair work hiring hr compliance job advertisements new south wales northern territory queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Oct 23, 2023

Work trials are extremely common as they allow an employer to determine if an employee is suitable for the role before officially offering them a position. Work trials also give the employee an opportunity to showcase their suitability and range of skills.

 

What distinguishes an unpaid work...

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Types of Leave: Explaining the Differences annual leave employee rights fair work family and domestic violence hr 101 leave and entitlements long service leave minimum entitlements paid leave parental leave personal leave western australia Oct 19, 2023

With so many types of leave out there, it's often hard to know what type of leave you can take for what. So, let us break it down for you!

Personal / Carer's Leave

This type of leave lets an employee take time off work to deal with:

- Personal illnesses

- Caring duties and responsibilities, or

-...

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SCHADS Award: Substituting Public Holidays australian capital territory employee rights fair work hr 101 hr compliance new south wales northern territory public holiday queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Oct 19, 2023

Good news! Employees covered by the Social, Community, Home Care, and Disability Services Industry Award can now substitute their public holidays following a decision made by the Fair Work Commission. These new public holiday provisions will apply from the employees' first full pay period...

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Cashing Out Personal & Carer's Leave: Timber & Stevedoring Awards australian capital territory employee rights enterprise agreement fair work hr compliance leave and entitlements new south wales northern territory queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Oct 19, 2023

Under the National Employment Standards (NES), it is, in fact, illegal to allow an employee to cash out their accrued personal & carer's leave as a 'bonus' or 'employee benefit'. The NES outlines the minimum entitlements and conditions of employment for all workers in Australia. Section 100...

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Personal/Carer's (Sick) Leave: Paid vs Unpaid australian capital territory employee rights hr compliance leave and entitlements new south wales northern territory paid leave queensland south australia tasmania unpaid leave victoria western australia Oct 19, 2023

Sick leave? Personal leave? Carer's leave? They can all be confusing and determining which to take can be stressful, especially when trying to care for a family member or sickness of your own! Let's start with breaking down the difference between paid and unpaid sick leave.

Paid Sick Leave:

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Fair Work Updates: 'Closing the Labour Hire Loophole' anti-discrimination australian capital territory casual conversion employee rights fair work family and domestic violence hr compliance industrial action minimum entitlements modern awards new south wales northern territory protected attributes queensland secure jobs better pay south australia tasmania victoria western australia Oct 19, 2023

The Fair Work Act 2009 is set to undergo another round of amendments thanks to the Fair Work Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023, which was introduced on 4 September 2023. These changes follow the various amendments that were introduced under the passing of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay, and ...

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New Rules: Enterprise Agreements australian capital territory bargaining power collaboration employee rights employii news enterprise agreement fair work hr compliance industrial action industry update minimum entitlements new south wales northern territory queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Sep 15, 2023

Here's a quick recap on the new rules surrounding enterprise agreements and bargaining that came into effect on 6 June 2023. 

So what are enterprise agreements?

  • They are legal documents that set out the minimum employment terms and conditions for the employees and employers that they cover....
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Casual Conversion Provisions australian capital territory casual conversion contracts employee rights fair work hr 101 hr compliance internal hr minimum entitlements new south wales northern territory permanent employee queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Sep 15, 2023

As a casual employee, you are accepting an offer of employment on the basis that there is no commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work. However, there is good news for those casual employees looking for permanent work!

 

So long as an employee has been working regular and...

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Quick Recap: Annualised Salaries & Flat Rates australian capital territory contracts employee rights employii news fair work hours of work hr 101 hr compliance leave and entitlements minimum entitlements minimum wages modern awards new south wales northern territory queensland south australia tasmania victoria western australia Sep 15, 2023

Annualised salaries and flat rates require more than just picking a number that seems higher than the Award. It requires a logical assessment and ongoing auditing in order to prevent an underpayment.

What are they?

Annualised salaries are, for example, when an employer pays an employee a total...

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Employment Buddy Program: Ethen coaching collaboration employee buddy program employii news partnerships Sep 12, 2023

Last month, we were thrilled to welcome Ethen, who joined us as part of Rise Network's Employment Buddy Program. Ethen supported an upcoming project to do with online digital programs. Thank you for your help; we can't wait to see this go live!
 
If your company is keen to support...

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