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How to Manage Parental Leave

by Melissa Behrend | Sep 23, 2020
Changes to Parental Leave   Changes in the parental leave payment scheme took effect from July 1 this year, with important implications for employers across Australia.   Now your employees can claim under the Paid Parental Leave scheme in one fixed period and one flexible period.   What doesn’t change is how the employee is paid. Most payments of this scheme are paid to the employer who then pays the employee. However, the employee can also choose to have the payment directly from the Australian Government.....
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The benefits of Outsourced HR support.

by Melissa Behrend | Aug 19, 2020
Business owners routinely use accountants for tax help and solicitors for legal assistance. So, why do many employers still struggle on regardless when it comes to all those curly staff and human resource issues? Don’t be a hero. Outsource your HR challenges to the right place, and gain a true business partner as well as a spot-on labour specialist.    ....
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Underpayments and Awards

by Melissa Behrend | Nov 13, 2017
Every day we hear in the news  a company being fined for underpayments to workers. There has even been an ammendment to the Fair Work Act for the protection of vulnerable workers.....
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Cashing out Annual Leave.

by Melissa Behrend | Sep 26, 2016
If you are a business owner, small, large, or in between, annual leave can be a major liability. If you do not manage it properly, it can become a problem. When wage rates go up every year, so does your annual leave liability. It makes good business sense to manage it.....
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What business owners can learn from elite athletes .

by Melissa Behrend | Sep 26, 2016
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Exciting times at HR On Call.

by Melissa Behrend | Jul 27, 2016
It's been a very exciting couple of weeks at HR On Call.  We have featured in the Small Business section of the Herald Sun on July 20.  Paul Beauchamp was written an article on "Dialling up HR help".  In this article one of our clients is quoted as saying "outsourced HR is the perfect solution for a company of 20.  We are not big enough to justify someone full time, but we want to make sure we're doing everything right from a legal perspective" Peter Williams Co founder Infiti Telecommunications.....
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Underpayments!

by Melissa Behrend | Jul 19, 2016
You would be aware of what’s going on in the news with regards to the underpayment of wages.  Some of the biggest brand names have faced the Fair Work Ombudsman’s scrutiny with regards to this topic and some of these include; Coles, Woolworths, McDonalds and 7-Eleven.....
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What the minimum wage increase means to your business.

by Melissa Behrend | Jul 8, 2016
The Fair Work Commission’s has announced its seventh annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).   Australia’s minimum wage workers are now entitled to be paid $672.70 (this is an increase of $15.80) a week, or $17.70 per hour.....
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Who can help you?

by Melissa Behrend | Jul 14, 2015
  Facts On average an unfair dismissal case can cost on average from $5,000 - $14,000. 1 in every 5 women and 1 in every 6 men have said they have experience harassment at work There was an increase of 132 unfair dismissal complaints lodged in Fair Work from Oct – Dec 13 to Oct- Dec 14. Business don’t know where or who to go to for help Managing poor performance is something we don’t address well Managing conflict in a small business environment is difficult Industrial instruments are not always that easy to understand or apply.....
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by Melissa Behrend | Apr 28, 2015
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