In 2010, Ms Roberts started work with View Launceston Pty Ltd as a real estate agent. After an initial period of employment, Ms Roberts made 18 allegations of bullying against colleagues, the Principal and Co-Director of View, James Bird, and Sales Administrator, Lisa Bird. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has provided strong opposition to the proposal to standardise the payroll tax rates across all Australian States. Read more.
Too often, businesspeople are pressured into making their HR problems go away with secret payments to disgruntled staff. But is that simply feeding an insatiable beast? Read more.
It'll happen. There will come a time when one of your employees acts in a way that means they simply can't stay on. As business owners, doing something about it falls to you. But there are ways you can make it easier on yourself, your business and the person you're letting go. Read more.
Despite simplifying more than 500 state-based awards into a national set of 122 Modern Awards a few years ago, getting payments right is still a headache. In certain industries – think shift-workers and casual hospitality staff – it’s even tougher for employers to avoid pay mistakes. Read more.
You'll be hard-pressed to find an employer who enjoys paying leave loading, workers' comp, super or tax. But the law takes a dim view of bosses who try to pass employees off as contractors to avoid these costs. Read more.
Name-calling, nasty text messages, gossip or just sheer physical abuse… bullying is so childish we like to think even children should be above it. However, bullying is common among adults, too. Especially at work. Read more.
You’ve survived the Seek-driven deluge of applicants and shortlisted some potentials. What questions will help you find the right person? We ask some seasoned employers to offer up their best tried-and-tested tips. Read more.
Retail communities can no longer rely solely on ‘position, position, position’ to capture their fair share of the customer dollar, according to retail consultancy Spruiker Hire. Read more.
A bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. Read more.
In this competitive market, business owners have more to think about than ever before. Sharp focus on sales, profit, tax obligations, and clients often means that you can forget about team culture. A strong team culture attracts great people, which in turn equals success, so it’s important to put energy into creating a happy environment. A high-functioning team can be the difference between a 5% and a 25% growth. Read more.
The business is booming, making money, and life is good. Suddenly, things take a turn for the worse, and you are forced to let staff go to make ends meet. Many of our members have been fortunate enough to avoid dealing with redundancy, but when a situation arises where an employee or group of employees must be made redundant, it can be challenging for business owners to navigate the complex requirements. Read more.
No staff member is productive 100 percent of the time. People step away from their desks to stretch their legs or they duck out to see if the parking inspector has left them a note, while some indulge in a full round of office hellos each morning. When are these non-work activities a problem? Read more.