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🚨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

JobKeeper

We are past the halfway mark for the JobKeeper scheme and you would not believe how it has kept us on our toes! The below dates are not for Organisations scheduled to receive Transitions Payments (Starting Monday, 13 July 2020.) Information on the cessation of the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package can be … Read More

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

New Legislation on Portable long service entitlements for Queensland community service workers has been passed in the QLD Parliament. “The Palaszczuk Government has passed legislation to introduce a portable long service leave scheme for workers in the community services industry. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the scheme recognises the nature of work, and the … Read More