KEEPING YOU INFORMED
Some Thoughts from the World of HR
Recently there was a lot of publicity about the Federal Court case in which a casual was awarded back payment for Annual and Personal Leave. This led to concern that all casual employees could potentially ‘double dip’ and receive highly hourly rates as well as leave entitlements. There was a lot of press about this and many of our clients were extremely concerned about cost spiralling out of control.
On behalf of everyone at Impact HR, thank you to all who attended the 3-hour virtual Workshop on the 29th April. We hope attendees made some fruitful connections during the workshop and learned something new about leading in an increasingly complex COVID-19 world by, developing confidence in leadership skills to build teams and businesses for success now and after post COVID-19.
On Friday 29th May Therese Ravell, Director of Impact HR, the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) and Victoria University came together for a joint event attended by approximately 50 students ‘Set Yourself Up for Career Success’. We were impressed with how many participants have adapted to this ‘new’ virtual world and that the sense of community is so strong. Nice to see that although we may be isolated, there are ways of staying connected. Students praised the virtual event saying, “I just wanted to say thank you for the great chat from earlier. I actually messaged my old careers mentor after the chat, asking to pick his brain on job hunting in the upcoming months, owing to the advice given in the online event.”
The Fair Work Commission has announced the minimum wage increase for 2020 which applies to all Modern awards. Minimum wages across all awards will increase by 1.75% with varying effective dates depending on which award employees are covered by.
SpeedGas has been operating for over 25 years with the head office located in Brookvale, Sydney. Originally selling helium gas to shops and promotional companies, large retail outlets and corporate customers the business has over the years expanded and diversified into associated equipment and consumables to the market.
This month’s top HR team story! Jasmine Ward has joined our growing business as a Senior HR Consultant, Jasmine has been working in HR for over 12 years having honed her skills within the Technology and Retail industries.
With many businesses closing office doors in light of Covid-19, you are probably working from home. The end of the financial year is fast approaching, and you might want to start looking into the items you can claim while working from home.
Currently thousands of the Australian work force are being thrown in to working from home. As much as working from home has its benefits, it can be a hard to make that shift especially if it wasn’t your choice.
Australia’S lowest paid workers will receive a 3.5 per cent pay increase. From July 1, the national minimum wage will increase by $24.30 per week to $719.20, or $18.93 an hour, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in its 2017-18 Annual Wage Review.
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