Does your business operate in the Hospitality or Restaurant industries? If so, you likely have employees that are covered by either the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 or the Restaurant Award 2020. Are any of your employees paid an annualised wage under these Awards (or do you want to know more about how to pay an annualised wage?). [...]
My workforce is no longer subject to vaccination mandates – but what are my ongoing OH&S obligations as an employer?
As many of you would be aware, the majority of Victorian workers are no longer covered by specific Pandemic Orders relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Unless your business operates in the healthcare, aged-care or emergency services areas, it is no longer mandatory for workers to be vaccinated in order to attend the workplace. But what [...]
The End of Financial Year (EOFY) is a great time for businesses to check-in on their general practices and procedures when it comes to employing people. Employment in Australia is a highly regulated area of law and one that needs to be strictly complied with in order to avoid potential penalties and lawsuits. Protecting your [...]
On 12 January 2022, changes were made to the current ‘mandatory vaccination’ orders in Victoria. If you are an employer or a worker in aged-care or healthcare, covered by the ‘Specified Facilities’ Order, the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ now includes a booster shot (3rd dose of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine). Similarly, some industries (but not [...]