Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

Posted on June 23, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

On June 27 2020, Western Australia (WA) will move into phase 4 of the WA Government’s Roadmap to recovery from COVID-19. WA has been fortunate in that community transmissions have, at present, been limited. This has seen further restrictions eased across the state allowing many businesses to get back to a sense of normality. Currently phase 3 is in place which includes a number of eased restrictions to large gatherings and additional businesses permitted to reopen. Phase 4 aims to … Continue reading “Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations”

Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!

Posted on June 22, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!

Are You Ready for Business after Hours? With COVID restrictions easing, the Chamber is looking at facilitating a BAH from July onwards (this will change if COVID restrictions change). We are seeking Expressions of Interest from Chamber members who are interested in hosting a BAH to showcase their business. Get your business at the forefront of everyone’s minds at Broome’s Premier Networking Event!   Register Your Interest TODAY! Please call the Chamber on (08) 9193 5553 or email media@broomechamber.com.au to … Continue reading “Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!”

New annualised wage provisions – what does this mean for my business?

Posted on February 25, 2020Categories Blog, NewsTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on New annualised wage provisions – what does this mean for my business?

From 1 March 2020, new rules for annualised salaries will make keeping timesheets and conducting yearly pay reviews compulsory for some businesses. The rules also restrict how long employers have to compensate workers for underpayment. The Fair Work Commission’s update to 18 Modern Awards is intended to ensure workers on annualised wages are not worse off than those paid an hourly or weekly wage. Members who have employees on annualised wage arrangements, pay their employees a flat rate of pay … Continue reading “New annualised wage provisions – what does this mean for my business?”

Employment Records – What are our obligations?

Posted on January 28, 2020January 28, 2020Categories BlogTags , ,   Leave a comment on Employment Records – What are our obligations?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) governs a national system employers’ record keeping obligations when it comes to employees. The FW Act states that an employer must make, and keep, employee records (as prescribed by the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (FW Regs) in relation to each of its employees for 7 years. Employers must make and keep records relating to the following (this list is not exhaustive): Basis of employment (i.e. full time, part time or casual) Wages … Continue reading “Employment Records – What are our obligations?”

LinkedIn reveals the skills employers want this year in Australia

Posted on January 17, 2020January 28, 2020Categories BlogTags , , ,   Leave a comment on LinkedIn reveals the skills employers want this year in Australia

The most useful skills Aussies need to land a job or succeed at work have been revealed. But one stands out among the rest. A LinkedIn analysis of 10 million Australian profiles revealed it was the most-sought soft skill, followed by teamwork, persuasion, adaptability and time management. LinkedIn Learning Solutions senior director for Asia Pacific Jason Laufer said organisations needed people who could take a new approach to tasks. “This could be (applied to anyone from) software engineers to HR … Continue reading “LinkedIn reveals the skills employers want this year in Australia”

Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace

Posted on August 14, 2019Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace

My employee needs to be on light duties because of a weekend sport injury (unrelated to work), but we don’t have any roles that meet that requirement, can we terminate them?   Regardless of where an injury occurs, employers have an obligation to support and accommodate their employees safe return to work. Under s352 and s772 (1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act), an employee is protected from termination of their employment as a result of … Continue reading “Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace”