How to hire staff
Business has given a mixed response to the Coalition's industrial relations policy released yesterday, with praise for its proposed relaxation of penalties for awards rates misdemeanours but concern about no action on penalty rates.
Unemployment dropped from 5.6% to 5.5% in April, despite most economists predicting it would remain steady or even rise.
SMEs have ranked government spending and industrial relations laws as more important issues than the Australian dollar, according to a new ACCI survey.
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey says the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme plan will reduce the burden on small business, despite claims within the party that the program is expensive and unnecessary.
A HR expert says start-ups need to reward staff who put in extra hours, after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 26% of Australian workers who do overtime are not compensated.
The Australian economy is losing as much as $305 billion due to lost productivity, a study from Ernst & Young has revealed.
The Fair Work Commission found a company unfairly dismissed two employees who registered a business name, with the owner claiming the pair planned to open a competing business.
Hiring casual staff for the first time can be a legal minefield. Lawyers Paul Hardman and Ben Keenan from law firm Holding Redlich explain what you must do.
The co-founder of ProGaming has hastily assembled a team for a new start-up days before flying to Silicon Valley as part of the Advance Innovation Program, after parting ways with his original business partner.
Do you celebrate when your team achieves a key milestone? If not, there are five very good reasons why you should.
Hiring a freelance contractor online is an excellent way to save time, money and boost productivity – but there are risks involved. Here are five tips to ensure you get the most our of your freelance projects.
Some of the biggest legal traps entrepreneurs face are in the area of recruitment. If you are looking to hire your first staff, it is essential to know the difference between employees and contractors.
The federal government has finally announced its long-awaited changes to the superannuation system, following weeks of speculation – but the industry says it's a mixed bag.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is continuing its push for the minimum wage rate of workers to be upped to $636.40 a week, an increase of 5%.
The business community is outraged by the Fair Work Commission's decision to deny any reduction in weekend penalty rates for retail and fast food workers
The Fair Work Ombudsman has been given extra powers to monitor possible rorts under the 457 visa program.
Decisions on when to hire or fire are amongst the toughest you'll make as an entrepreneur.
Key players in the Australian tech start-up scene have lashed out at Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s suggestion the 457 visa program is being abused by the IT industry.
The owner of a Canberra restaurant has been fined over $16,000 for using individual contracts to try and avoid paying minimum wage obligations.
SMEs have been reminded to follow unfair dismissal procedures to the letter, following a recent case in which an employee was found to have engaged in misconduct but wasn't terminated fairly due to improper notice.