What is the Queensland Labour Hire Licensing Act and Regulation and how does it affect you?

By | April 16th, 2018|HR/IR, Industrial Relations, News|

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (“the Act”) was passed late in 2017.  The expressed purpose of the Act is to promote integrity in the labour hire industry and prevent exploitation of labour hire workers.  However, when the Act was introduced, it raised further questions as to its scope and who would and wouldn’t be [...]

Fair Work Commission lifts minimum wage rates by $22 per week- a surprising 3.3% increase

By | June 6th, 2017|HR/IR, Industrial Relations, News, Staff Policies and Processes|

By John Salter The Fair Work Commission President Justice Iain Ross handed down the commission’s annual judgement today on what will be minimum pay rates in Australia for the financial year  commencing 1 July 2017- and it seems no one is happy with the result.  The Commission is required to conduct the annual review and [...]

What should employers do about EBA’s in the absence of Australian Industrial Relations reform?

By | February 16th, 2017|HR/IR, Industrial Relations|

By John Salter, BTS Accord. “We would have liked to have seen a more ambitious agenda by the government over the last three years on industrial relations, there’s no doubt about that.” This is a quote from Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia (BCA), to Australian Agenda in June 2016. Her [...]