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Trust It, Use It, Prove It – New law requires employers to disprove underpayment allegations

Loophole closed

Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) have closed a loophole used by employers in underpayment proceedings against the FWO. Previously, employers were able to avoid litigation with via a loophole where due to their lack of record keeping, the FWO could not present sufficient evidence in court to prove underpayments or breaches made by the employer.

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Client Spotlight Anglicare

Michael Eichler is the Learning and Development Manager for Anglicare, a Christian not-for-profit organisation. Our team has been fortunate to work alongside Anglicare for over a year and continue to do so in 2019.

As Seed continues to work on a number of HR Projects for Anglicare, we sat down recently with Michael to chat about the past and present projects and the value Seed People Consulting has been able to add to the work of Anglicare.

 

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We’re hiring! Bring your HR Advisor skills to the Seed People Consulting Team today

 

Welcome to Seed People Consulting! 

 

Here at Seed, everything we do is aligned to our organisational values of being Relatable, Resourceful, Respectful, Responsive and Fun.  We pride ourselves on our experience on ‘both sides of the fence’; in-house HR expertise and specialist consulting and love to work with our clients to build sustainable and effective relations – delivering the best solutions that are right for their people and their business.

Like what you hear? Then read on!

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SME HR Essentials | Part 4- Managing for Performance

Growing your team can be daunting.  What do I really need to know? Where do I start?

Seed People Consulting is proud to present a Four-Part series of SME HR Basics to help you set up your business with the core HR requirements (as well as a couple of bonus points!) to ensure you’re compliant, organised and ready to hire, motivate and manage a capable and supported team.

In this Part 4 of 4, our final edition of this series, we will cover the following topics key for employee performance:

  • Managing for Employee performance
  • How to measure performance
  • What if performance isn’t going to plan?

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SME HR Essentials | Part 3- Work Place Health & Safety

Growing your team can be daunting.  What do I really need to know? Where do I start?

Seed People Consulting is proud to present a Four-Part series of SME HR Basics to help you set up your business with the core HR requirements (as well as a couple of bonus points!) to ensure you’re compliant, organised and ready to hire, motivate and manage a capable and supported team.

In this Part 3 of 4, we will cover the following key topics in the realm of Work Health & Safety (WHS):

  • What legislation applies?
  • What is my duty of care?
  • Managing Safety
  • Workers Compensation and Insurance

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Are you ready for this? Changes to modern awards and introduction of Domestic Violence Leave in NES – Fair Work Commission Update

The Fair Work Commission has been busy at it again, in the lead up to the end of the calendar year!

In this blog, we will give you an overview of a number of changes which all employers need to be across, including:

  • Inclusion of ‘Casual Conversion’ entitlements in more modern awards (is your award one of them?);
  • New Flexible Working Arrangement clauses in all modern awards; and
  • Family & Domestic Violence Leave set to be introduced for all employees in the NES (effecting both Award-covered and Award-free employees).

With effective dates ranging from 1 December to 1 January, let’s ensure that you’re up to date before the year wraps up!

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All I want for Christmas is … HR Compliance!

Part 1 – The Holidays Are Upon Us!

Welcome to Part 1 of our 2-Part End of Year Blog Series. If you’re anything like us, Christmas has certainly snuck up on you this year… who can believe 2018 is almost over?! We’ve written this blog series to support you, the busy business owners and managers to get through the ‘silly season’ with as little fuss as possible.

As business owners and managers, we anticipate the trickiness of negotiating holiday periods, with leave, closures, recognition and Christmas parties being only some of the things we need to plan for. Below, you’ll find our simplest tricks to get you through to 2019 with a smile on your face, and the faces of your colleagues and team members.

Read more for some tips on

  • Public Holidays
  • Annual business closures/shut downs
  • The team Christmas Party

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