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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

New Webinar Available!

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Our most recent Webinar is now available in our Members Only Area. Employee Performance & Conduct Management Webinar Expecting your staff to perform at their best, and comply with acceptable standards of behaviour shouldn’t be too much to ask, however sometimes people just let us down.  As an employer/manager it is your job to correct … Read More

Urgent Changes to Blue Card Coming Soon


The changes to the blue card system will start on 31 August 2020. These changes will affect applicants, card holders and organisations.

Important: If you have a paid blue card application in progress when the new laws start, you can continue working while your application is assessed.

The changes include:

You can read more about the upcoming changes here.

CMSolutions News Flash – High Court majority has rejected a Federal Court Decision Re: Personal Leave

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CMSolutions News Flash for Federal Members Only The High Court majority has rejected a Federal Court Decision that found employees working longer than standard hours are entitled to use those hours as the basis for calculating their entitlement to 10 days paid personal/carers leave for each year of service. Chief Justice Susan Kiefel and Justices … Read More



🚨JOBKEEPER UPDATE🚨 There has been some updates to the “JobKeeper Extension” factsheet regarding eligibility and how to calculate turnover. You can find the factsheet via the link below, or on our dedicated COVID-19 resource page.…/Fact_sheet-JobKeeper_Payment_exte…

Student Free Days for P&C Employees

Student Free Days for P&CS

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