Police Clearances – What you need to know as an employer

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A National Police Clearance is a summary of a person’s police history in Australia. It is a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and includes any pending charges from all jurisdictions across the country. Conducting a police clearance on a potential new employee is often a staple part of the recruitment process for many employers. The rationale being; to protect the business from any future criminal activity and to ensure a potential new employee, is trustworthy and of good … Continue reading “Police Clearances – What you need to know as an employer”

Opportunity to Support Young Aboriginal People to experience being mentored in the workplace.

Posted on May 27, 2021May 27, 2021Categories Blog   Leave a comment on Opportunity to Support Young Aboriginal People to experience being mentored in the workplace.

Agunya Ltd and North Regional TAFE Young & Deadly Futures Program have been working together for several weeks in the Agunya workshop. The aim of the program is to provide pre-training and work skills to at risk youth, and engage in meaningful employment.  We have engaged several young people aged between 14-16 year old. They have settled well into this program and will soon be ready to explore work opportunities in local business. We are looking for local business owners … Continue reading “Opportunity to Support Young Aboriginal People to experience being mentored in the workplace.”

Changes to casual employment

Posted on May 3, 2021Categories BlogTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Changes to casual employment

On 26 March 2021 the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021, which deals with changes to casual employment, received royal assent. The Bill comes into effect from 27 March 2021 and has a number of implications for employers that employ casual staff. The main changes include: Introducing a definition of casual employment; Casual conversion provisions; Offsetting certain National Employment Standards; and Introduction of a Casual Fair Work Information Statement.   What is a casual employee? … Continue reading “Changes to casual employment”

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – What do employers need to know?

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This week, the Government released ‘A Roadmap for Respect: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces’. The Roadmap for Respect responds to all 55 of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s recommendations outlined in the Respect@Work report. In responding to this challenging issue, the Government has taken the approach to either agree in full, in principal or in part to the recommendations, or to simply ‘note’ them where they are directed to governments or organisations other than the Australian government, … Continue reading “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – What do employers need to know?”

Managing Workplace Festive Events – What Employers Need to Know

Posted on November 30, 2020Categories Blog   Leave a comment on Managing Workplace Festive Events – What Employers Need to Know

The festive season is well and truly upon us, and for many employers, this means hosting events to celebrate the year that was, and what a year it has been. Whilst it is natural for employers to want to reward employees with an end of year event, there are often associated risks in doing so. This article explores how employers can best prepare for, and manage employee behaviour during end of year functions to not only ensure a safe, enjoyable … Continue reading “Managing Workplace Festive Events – What Employers Need to Know”

Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations

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Now that the festive season is upon us, some businesses may decide to ‘close down’ some or all of their operations over this traditionally quieter period of the year. There are some important factors that a business needs to be aware of when looking to close down over this period.   Can I direct my employees to take leave? An employer can direct an award or enterprise agreement covered employee to take annual leave during a close down period if … Continue reading “Close downs during the festive season – How best to manage your obligations”

SURVEY RESULTS – Kimberley Skills and Labour Shortage Barrier to Regional Sustainability

Posted on October 28, 2020October 28, 2020Categories Blog, NewsTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on SURVEY RESULTS – Kimberley Skills and Labour Shortage Barrier to Regional Sustainability

The currently situation the Kimberley region is facing is severe due to a mass exodus of backpackers and seasonal workers from the region, is dire, and is forcing many local business to operate a limited capacity and even ceasing operation.  This is mainly due to interstate border, restricted visa requirements and inability to access staff on the Pacific Island Visa Scheme at the commencement of the COVID-19 restrictions. The latest CCIWA Regional Pulse (October 2020) report indicates 74% of businesses … Continue reading “SURVEY RESULTS – Kimberley Skills and Labour Shortage Barrier to Regional Sustainability”

2020 Broome Business Excellence Awards – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Posted on October 27, 2020October 27, 2020Categories Blog   Leave a comment on 2020 Broome Business Excellence Awards – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners for 2020! The Chamber had 68 entries across 16 categories which is a record number of applications!   Here are the results for 2020:                                                                                                 … Continue reading “2020 Broome Business Excellence Awards – WINNERS ANNOUNCED”

JobKeepeer 2.0 – What is a ‘Legacy Employer’?

Posted on October 5, 2020Categories BlogTags , , ,   Leave a comment on JobKeepeer 2.0 – What is a ‘Legacy Employer’?

On 21 July 2020, the Federal Government announced the JobKeeper scheme, due to end on 27 September 2020, would be extended through to 28 March 2021 (JobKeeper 2.0). The extension was accompanied by a new set of JobKeeper rules involving tiered payments and a range of amendments to the eligibility criteria. Companies looking to claim JobKeeper from 28 September 2020 will have to re-qualify in order to be eligible. Businesses that qualified and received JobKeeper in phase 1 but no … Continue reading “JobKeepeer 2.0 – What is a ‘Legacy Employer’?”

A Message from the President – Survive or Thrive

Posted on July 17, 2020July 17, 2020Categories Blog, NewsTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on A Message from the President – Survive or Thrive

Unless a vaccine is found very soon, the 2020 Year of COVID-19 could well turn out to be the first of several years where COVID-19 continues to impact our lives and our businesses. If so, we will have to learn to adapt and live with this virus for some time. Multiple regions, like Victoria, and many countries are experiencing a type of second wave as they emerge from hard lockdowns which have already severely impacted jobs, businesses and the economies.  … Continue reading “A Message from the President – Survive or Thrive”