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Federal Employers – Casual Conversion

Casual Conversion – Federal Employer only All large employers (those that employ 15 or more staff) are required to communicate with casual employees every 12 months to advise whether or not they are offering to convert that employee to full time, or part time employment. Section 66B of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the … Read More

EKKA SHOW PUBLIC HOLIDAY POSTPONED

The State Government has announced that it will postpone the EKKA Show Public Holiday for the Brisbane City and Scenic Rim regions.  Therefore, the scheduled public holidays for 11 August (Brisbane City) and 9 August (Scenic Rim) will be cancelled and listed for another day later in the year. All services may operate as usual … Read More

Covid Update: Additional allowable absences in COVID-19 hotspots

The Australian Government has announced child care services in a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot can access additional allowable absences if the declaration extends for more than seven days. Families will not have to use their 42 days of allowable absences during the lockdown. Additional absences will be available until the end of the hotspot declaration. This … Read More

Covid Relief Payments – Employees & Employers

COVID Relief Payments – Employees The Commonwealth Government has declared the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim as national hotpots. That means that Queenslanders within those areas will be eligible to apply for financial support Full details have now … Read More

Covid Update: LOCKDOWN – SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

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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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More