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”

SURVEY RESULTS – WEST KIMBERLEY LABOUR SNAPSHOT

Posted on April 7, 2021Categories News, Press ReleaseTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on SURVEY RESULTS – WEST KIMBERLEY LABOUR SNAPSHOT

The Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) confirms that many of our local businesses are unable to fulfil their workforce needs to meet current demand, despite the state and federal government strategies and initiatives implemented during and post COVID-19.  For example, 77% of responding businesses have significant concerns that they will not be able to respond to demand for the next 6 – 12 months due to these issues. The BCCI, in partnership with the Derby Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading “SURVEY RESULTS – WEST KIMBERLEY LABOUR SNAPSHOT”

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”