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Student Free Days for P&C Employees

What is a student free day? Student Free days, also known as pupil free days, are school term days on which students are not required to attend school. Which P&C employees usually work term-time? Employees who may be employed on a term-time basis are employed under either the Retail Operations, Clerical and Administrative or Operations … Read More

👀Did you see our article on the P&Cs QLD infoplace?👀

The Federal Government has announced a number of significant changes to the JobKeeper program which will commence from 28 September 2020 until the new end date of the program on 28 March 2021. These changes will have a significant impact on employees who are currently receiving JobKeeper as well as operations which have been receiving … Read More

🚨Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty🚨

Employers participating in the amnesty need to apply by 7 September 2020! On 6 March 2020, the government introduced a super guarantee (SG) amnesty (the amnesty). The amnesty allows employers to disclose and pay previously unpaid super guarantee charge (SGC), including nominal interest, they owe their employees, for quarter(s) starting from 1 July 1992 to … Read More

🚨Free Training Opportunity🚨

Workplace Health and Safety

  ALL EXISTING workers in Queensland (including Managers & Supervisors) in a CUSTOMER FACING ROLE are eligible for free training under the new COVID Compliant unit “Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies & Procedures: HLTINFCOV001″ There is a national Skill Set of this unit designed specifically for different industries:   HLTSS00065 Infection control (Retail) … Read More

🚨🚨Extension of the JobKeeper Payment🚨🚨

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Other eligibility rules … Read More

Workplace Health and Safety Obligations 

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

SUPERANNUATION AMNESTY

The Australian Taxation Office clarified it’s position last year on whether or not leave loading is to be treated as ordinary time earnings.  The outcome of this was that for almost all CMSolutions members leave loading is ordinary time earnings and is therefore subject to superannuation. (Read More about these particular issues here.) We had … Read More

What to know about Employee Assistance Programs

In light of recent global events,  let’s talk a little more about what you can do to assist your employees to overcome challenges in their personal and work life. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are work-based intervention programs designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal problems which may adversely affect the employee’s performance. Such … Read More