Postive HR Blog

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  • Are you unknowingly underpaying your employees?

    It has become a criminal offence in some states to deliberately underpay employees. What do you do if you find you have unintentionally underpaid your staff?
  • Annual Wage Review Decision

    Each year, a review of the national minimum wage (NMW) and modern award minimum wages is completed. The 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 (FWC) delivered its annual wage review decision on earlier today (19 June 2020). In this blog is a brief insight into the considerations, determinations and how this may impact your business. 
  • Workplace Manslaughter Laws in Victoria

    From July 1st, new Workplace Manslaughter Legislation comes into effect for Victorian workers and Employers. The main purpose of the new legislation is to prevent workplace death in the future. The penalties are a maximum of 20 years imprisonment for individuals, and a maximum fine of $1.6 million for body corporates. Minister for Workplace Safety, Jill Hennessy confirmed that the offence will not only apply to deaths resulting from physical injuries, but also certain situations of workplace-associated mental injury leading to suicide.
  • JobKeeper & FairWork Act Updates

    The Federal Government has now passed legislation and accompanying rules that govern how the $1,500 / fortnight JobKeeper payments will work. The payments are to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus. Changes have also been made to the Fair Work Act to help employers deal with these uncertain and unprecedented times.
  • Employee Underpayment - The Importance of Understanding

    Recently, several major companies with severe errors in their payroll have been caught in underpayment scandals, which have affected a number of employees. Speaking with a number of clients recently, it became clear that Employers don’t recognise that underpayments are an easy to occur concern, when the business does not have adequate and proactive Payroll or HR resources support and guidance.