Responding to requests for flexible work arrangements

Posted November 30, 2018

Permanent and long-term casuals, in some circumstances, are entitled to request flexible work arrangements. From 1 December 2018, new rules have been added to Modern Awards to provide more guidance on how to deal with these requests. The legislation and …

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Should Australian Standards be free for Australian businesses?

Posted November 30, 2018

The Safety Institute of Australia (SIA), a peak safety body in Australia, has called for Australian Standards to be free for Australian businesses. Given the significant price tag that these documents come with, a move like this could make fulfilling legal …

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Strategic Management Planning

Posted October 31, 2018

Have you ever wondered how your business would fare if you took that long overdue overseas family holiday?  Have you imagined the possibilities of moving your business to the next level of competitiveness and increasing your market share?  Have you …

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Domestic and Family Violence Leave

Posted October 31, 2018

Family and domestic violence is increasingly being recognised as not only a social issue that affects communities and impacts on countless lives everyday but also a workplace issue. Since February 2015 in Queensland, State public sector, local government employees and …

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Managing Non-work Caused Injuries and Illnesses Part 2

Posted September 4, 2018

Injuries Sustained outside of work hours When a worker is injured outside of work it can affect their ability to perform their job safely. It may also increase the risk of your business being held liable for the aggravation of …

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Work Health and Safety Act Updates July 2018

Posted July 31, 2018

Recently there have been a number of changes to health and safety legislation in Queensland. These changes may affect all businesses especially those who have appointed health and safety representatives. Below is a summary of the changes and what you …

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Are You in Control of your Company’s Payroll?

Posted July 31, 2018

Payroll systems rarely change, and if there are no complaints then there are no issues, right? That is probably what cosmetics brand Lush thought before their outdated paper-based payroll system was found to be floored and the company now faces …

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Chemical Management – Impact of GHS Changes

Posted January 6, 2017

The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals has come into full effect across Australia as of 1 January 2017. The GHS is an international system to classify and communicate chemical hazards using consistent terms and information …

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