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Employment Law Update

Posted by Andrew Schoenfeld on

Good Afternoon, Important Employment matters for all employers to consider: Urgent action needed to take advantage of Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Clerks Private Sector Award varied in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Not-so) long service leave in New South Wales - new COVID-19 legislation Modern award changes during COVID-19 pandemic To stand down or not? That is the question for many employers Stand downs and redundancies: are there any other options for employers, in light of COVID-19? Who are Essential Travellers for COVID-19 interstate border restrictions? FAQ: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Employer rights and obligations Employer obligations in the time of coronavirus...

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Update - WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY WELLBEING POLICY - EXPOSURE TO CORONAVIRUS POLICY

Posted by Andrew Schoenfeld on

Evening, At this stage I am on target to provide the full Employer Coronavirus Support Kit by tomorrow. This will mean that we, as in our clients and HRGS will be ready for all aspects in meeting both State & Federal Government requirements as they increase stages. This kit is being prepared for worse case scenario of total shutdown. We have changed numerous aspects from the previous version, these changes include the following provisions: Do not attend work You must not attend work and you should not engage with other employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors if: you have been in...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Candidate Pre-Screening and Pandemic Recruitment Contingency Plan

Posted by Andrew Schoenfeld on

Good Morning, Coronavirus COVID – 19 – Candidate Pre-Screening As you are aware HR Global Solutions works with employers in finding a suitable candidates for a variety of positions. HRGS are following and monitoring the official guidance from State & Federal Government, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) carefully. We are doing everything that is required to ensure that we are supporting the health and wellbeing of our clients, to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into their workplaces. We have increased precautionary safety measures, including the below questionnaire relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19):...

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Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in workplaces

Posted by Andrew Schoenfeld on

Dear valued clients, An alert about the risks associated with potential exposure to novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in workplaces. We have created this below advice and attached policy for your consideration and use.  Background An outbreak of respiratory illness has been caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. To date, most people infected are residents of China or people who have recently travelled to China. There have been a limited number of confirmed cases of this strain of coronavirus in Australia to date, including several in Victoria. A coronavirus infection can cause mild to severe...

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Annualised salaries and set-off clauses: are they worth the trouble?

Posted by Andrew Schoenfeld on

As of 1 March 2020, new annualised salary clauses will commence in a number of modern awards. Following substantial commentary on these new clauses, there is some uncertainty amongst employers about the options that exist for paying an annualised salary.  Importantly, some of the challenges that many employers are now grappling with are not new, and are not affected by the impending changes to some award clauses. Given this, we thought it timely to recap the options available for employers who want to pay an annualised salary. 5 options for paying an annualised salary  When it comes to annualised salaries,...

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