Category: Workplace Relations

THE HARDEST CALL ANY LEADER MUST MAKE

The hardest call to be made in leadership is to hire, promote and attract people who have the right character but don’t yet have the necessary skills. My philosophy in this area is simple: If you want to be successful,…

SALARY SACRIFICE INTO A SUPERANNUATION FUND

In a decision of Fair Work Australia, Vice President Lawler confirmed that employees are able to set up a salary sacrifice arrangement that takes their net pay below the award rate.  (Casey Grammar School v Independent Education Union of Australia,…

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUSH TO END SUPERANNUATION RATE RISES

The Federal Government is preparing to dump a planned rise in compulsory superannuation that would add $20 billion a year to employers’ wage bills. Under the previous Labor Government, the super guarantee levy was scheduled to rise from 9 to…

WHAT ARE THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS?

The start of the Fair Work System in 2010 saw the introduction of modern awards and the National Employment Standards (NES). The NES sets out 10 minimum entitlements for all employees and must be read in conjunction with any relevant…