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“Onerous and widespread change” to Fair Work Act introduced

Changes to the Fair Work Act, introduced yesterday on March 1, will affect how employers pay their employees annualised salaries. Ben Thompson, a qualified solicitor...

Minimum wage increases by $21.60 a week

The Fair Work Commission has decided on a three per cent increase in the national minimum wage from July 1. Australia's lowest paid workers will...

Paper identifies ways to simplify the workplace relations system for the small business sector

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has released a position paper identifying ways to reduce the complexity of the workplace...

An employer is hit with an unfair dismissal claim every 3 and a half minutes in Australia

An analysis of the Fair Work Commission 2016-17* report reveals an employer was hit with an unfair dismissal claim every three and a half...

Fair Work’s casual conversion decision: an overview, including steps for businesses

Casual workers will be given the right to convert to part-time or full-time employment, and receive new minimum engagement periods, the Fair Work Commission...

What happened on the weekend: Penalty rate cuts commenced, the minimum wage increased

Two decisions of the Fair Work Commission took effect on weekend – An immediate 3.3% increase in the minimum wage; and a staged variation...

The highest minimum wage increase since 2011… what does this mean for small businesses?

The Fair Work Commission today delivered its annual wage review. This decision will have a significant impact on all businesses and industries and over 2.3 million employees...

National minimum wage to increase by 3.3%

The 2016-17 Annual Wage Review has been handed down, with the Fair Work Commission determining the national minimum wage (NMW) should be increased by...

How the Fair Work Commission’s penalty rate cuts will affect your business and employees

The Fair Work Commission recently ruled that Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality,...

Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday and public holiday pay for hospitality and retail workers

The Fair Work Commission has today handed down its decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers from...

How to build a peer support network

As a small business owner, you don’t always have the backup of formal social supports offered by larger employers. 

Dynamic Business: Have your say about what we write, and you read

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenge for business owners. Almost overnight, businesses of all sizes were scrambling to find new customers...

Dealing with financial stress

It is common for people working in business to be concerned with or stressed about their business finances at some point.

How Australian retailers are reimagining customer experience

The customer is always right is an adage that has been driving the way we do business for years. While the concept of...

Regional company pivots to manufacture COVID-19 face masks

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc nationally and demand for safety equipment grew, Victoria’s regional medical device manufacturer Care Essentials pivoted its focus to...

Greater Sydney NYE restrictions tightened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a further tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for NYE as 18 new community transmissions are detected overnight.

Leverage crypto traders lose over $US13 billion in 2020

Data from cryptocurrency trading simulator Crypto Parrot has found that cryptocurrency traders on Bitfinex and BitMEX lost $US13.47 billion in 2020.

US House approves $US2,000 checks in COVID-19 stimulus bill

The US House of Representatives has approved increasing COVID-19 stimulus checks from $US600 to $US2,000, however it is still uncertain whether these...