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As advised by the Queensland State Government, 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland have been locked down until 4pm Sunday 8 August (at the earliest). This means that we are once again faced with the difficult and painful decision about standing down those staff we cannot offer gainful employment. We have prepared a […]

Workplace Health and Safety Obligations 

WHS Keeping your people safe

In the current climate of hypervigilance and hygiene, employers need to be careful not to let their standard. Workplace Health and Safety Standards lapse. Employers have an obligation to ensure the workplace is safe. This means ensuring that all persons who access your work environment are not at risk of a physical or psychological injury, […]

Portable long service entitlements for Queensland community service workers – *(Only Applies to employees covered by the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award 2010)*

Long Service Leave entitlements

Legislation on Portable long service entitlements for Queensland community service workers is now operative in Queensland. Under previous arrangements, a worker who has dedicated themselves to this industry for 10 years working in five different organisations, is not eligible for long service leave until they have a decade of continuous service with the one employer. […]

The Importance of Psychological Wellbeing in the Workplace

Mental Health in the workplace

What is mental health? Mental health. An expression that is used every day, and not surprisingly very commonly misunderstood. The month of April celebrates spending time in the garden. So let’s spend some time on the garden, which is our mind, and maybe some time in the garden to relax our mind. According to the […]

Coronavirus Update – 3 Day Lockdown For Greater Brisbane Area

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Coronavirus Update – 3 Day Lockdown For Greater Brisbane Area From 6pm Friday the 8th of January until 6pm Monday the 11th of January the Greater Brisbane Area has been “locked down” by the State Government. The Greater Brisbane area comprises of the following local council areas: Brisbane City, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, and […]

JobKeeper 2.0 Extension 1 Fortnights Update

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Upcoming JobKeeper 2.0  Extension 1 Fortnights ( for eligible organisations) JobKeeper Fortnight Period relating to each JobKeeper Fortnight Employees are paid on or before * 19 7 December – 20 December 20 December 20 21    December – 3 January 2021 4 January 2021 ( Updated  date) *You don’t have to change your pay cycle to […]

Extension of JobKeeper provisions under the Fair Work Act

Fair Work

Extension of JobKeeper provisions under the Fair Work Act The legislation to extend the JobKeeper scheme passed Parliament on the 1 September 2020 and as part of this the JobKeeper provisions under the Fair Work Act were also extended with some changes. The extended provisions changes came into effect from the 28 September 2020. These […]

What does HR recommend to ensure you have a ‘Very Merry Christmas Party’?

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It is important for all employers to ensure that their requirements in relation to safe and appropriate behaviour at the Christmas functions are communicated to all employees at the earliest opportunity. We’ve put together a handy checklist to ensure your employees stay safe, this silly season. Make sure all employees are informed of the appropriate […]

JobKeeper 2.0 Members only live Webinar

JK 2.0

CMSolutions held a members only webinar on Thursday, 24th September 2020 @ 12:30pm. Neale Brosnan and Craig Pollard discussed Job Keeper 2.0 in detail. Neale outlined the eligibility criteria for employees and employers. Craig spoke about changes to the workplace flexibilities. An opportunity for attendees to ask questions was available. Find the recording – here […]

R U OK? Day 10 September

R U Ok Day

R U OK? Day 10 September 2020 R U OK? Day is a national suicide preventative initiative that encourages us to take action and ask ‘Are you OK?’ to anyone who might be struggling with life. The current statistics show that over 3,000 Australians die from suicide each year, which equates to 8 Australians a […]