Cashing out Annual Leave.

If you are a business owner, small, large, or in between, annual leave can be a major liability. If you do not manage it properly, it can become a problem. When wage rates go up every year, so does your annual leave liability. It makes good business sense to manage it. The recent Fair Work decision enabled employees covered by 122 Awards to cash out their annual leave – a great result for business owners.  Previously, only employees covered under an enterprise agreement were able to.   The decision has taken effect from 29 July 2016. The four main points of change are Cashing out annual leave; Taking leave in advance; Managing excessive leave, and; When to pay annual leave. #1. Cashing out annual leave Employees are now able to cash out annual leave as long as the balance after taking leave is 4 weeks.  The agreement must be in writing. You may not cash out more than 2 weeks in a 12-month cycle. #2. Taking leave in advance This clause enables employees to take leave before they are entitled to the leave and is only allowed if the employee and the employer have an agreement signed by both parties.  In addition, the agreement must state how much leave is to be taken and when it will commence. #3. Managing excessive leave This change comes into effect on 29 July 2017. It enables employers to direct their employee to take leave – provided they meet certain requirements prior to that direction. Fair Work describes excessive leave as more than 8 weeks’ worth, or 10 weeks for a shift worker....

Exciting times at HR On Call.

It’s been a very exciting couple of weeks at HR On Call.  We have featured in the Small Business section of the Herald Sun on July 20.  Paul Beauchamp was written an article on “Dialling up HR help”.  In this article one of our clients is quoted as saying “outsourced HR is the perfect solution for a company of 20.  We are not big enough to justify someone full time, but we want to make sure we’re doing everything right from a legal perspective” Peter Williams Co founder Infiti Telecommunications.   The second piece of news is that HR On Call has been ranked  as one of the top 200 HR blogs on the web by feedspot....

Is your company ready for the increase in Superannuation?

This is a great article which outlines how some companies are beginning to deal with the increase in superannuation which commences in July.  As you would all be aware there are incremental increases to achieve the 12% in 2019.  How is your organisation handling this one, are you saying to your employees that their base salary may decrease or are you funding the increase outright. To read the full article click here bit.ly/XzChmq Tags Employee RelationsHR ConsultingHR consulting BrisbaneHr Services BrisbaneHR SystemsHR systems...

Treat unsuccessful candidates as you would like to be treated!

How many times during your lifetime have you applied for a position and had no response, or had your expectations raised, only to find out you have not been successful in getting the position. Now research is saying that you should treat all candidates the way you would like to be treated.  Not only is communicating with unsuccessful candidates a professional courtesy it may be good for your brand.  Read this article for more details on how mistreating unsuccessful candidates can be damaging and  simply strategies companies can employ to avoid this. http://bit.ly/LU4gX6 Tags Employee RelationsHR consulting BrisbaneHr Services BrisbaneHR SystemsHuman ResourcesHuman Resources Consultant BrisbaneManaging employeePerformance...

Reference Checks.

How do you conduct a reference check?  This article gives you a really good basis for asking the questions you will need to know to find out if your prospective employee will be the right person for the job. http://bit.ly/am0hSf Tags HR advice for small businessHR consulting...