A number of high-profile sexual assault and harassment claims have been dominating the media headlines across Australia in recent months. Drawing attention to this crucial issue is a reminder for employers to have appropriate policies and procedures in place to deal with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace.
If you employ salespeople on a commission-only basis, you will need to carefully review your obligations and take appropriate action as required.
The Real Estate Industry Award 2020 requires that every 12 months (from 2 April 2021 onwards), a commission-only employee’s performance must be assessed against the minimum income threshold amount (MITA) by their employer.
Sometimes employers are unaware that their employment contracts do not provide the business with enough protection, and, when this is discovered, employers don’t have a mechanism to require employees to sign a new, improved employment contract.
Western Australia has joined New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania in adopting new harmonised work health and safety (WHS) laws. The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA) (the Act) passed through the Legislative Assembly on 3 November 2020
There is a raft financial supports for employers looking to take on a trainee or apprentice. The following outlines the key incentives for employers.
Supporting Apprentices and Trainees (SAT) subsidy: up to $7000 per quarter
Businesses will be able to access up to 50 per cent of a new apprentice or trainees wages worth up to $7000 per quarter from October 5, 2020, until September 30, 2021. The subsidy applies regardless of location, occupation, industry or business size. The program is capped at 100,000 places.
CCIWA has created a free comprehensive COVID-19 website that includes online resources, advice on areas such as managing economic impacts, managing employees, business continuity, working from home, communicating with staff, State and Federal Stimulus Package information and a range of templates and information booklets you can download.