Penalty rates


Retail group calls for review of penalty rates after scoring win on minimum shifts for students

9:48PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  A key retail group is calling for a review of weekend penalty rates, after succeeding in allowing teenagers to work in stores for just 1.5 hours after school.

Can we charge a fee if a client pays their invoices late?

3:08PM | Tuesday, 22 March 2011 |  The problem with late fees is the angst it causes and the destruction of goodwill it can bring. Penalties have been known to drive clients away from doing future business, so tread carefully.

Fair Work Australia rules out standardised holidays

12:53PM | Friday, 3 December 2010 |  A ruling by Fair Work Australia means employers will be forced to “double dip” and award penalty rates for multiple public holidays this Christmas.

ACT latest to declare Christmas Day a public holiday

12:35PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  The ACT has become the latest jurisdiction to declare Christmas Day a public holiday, which falls on a Saturday this year, leaving Victoria and South Australia the only states not to do so.

Paid Parental Leave explained

11:16PM | Monday, 29 November 2010 |  In one month’s time, employers of all sizes will have to contend with the Paid Parental Leave scheme. Here’s what you need to know.

Industry push to tackle public holiday chaos

11:38PM | Wednesday, 24 November 2010 |  The Australian Council of Trade Unions says employers could force their staff to work on Christmas Day unless an extra public holiday is declared.

Employers warned of public holiday chaos

11:25PM | Tuesday, 9 November 2010 |  The Australian Industry Group is urging employers to act now to avoid facing public holiday chaos over the Christmas period.

How do I work out pay and leave levels?

8:03PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 |  If you are employing casual or part-time employees, you will need to contact Fair Work and get advice on what awards will apply to your industry and subsequent pay rates.

New ways to cut costs

8:09PM | Friday, 27 August 2010 |  There’s no better time to have a look at your cost base and try to put a bit more bounce in your bottom line.