John Salter

About John Salter

John Salter is a HR consultant for BTLawyers

What does the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces mean for employers?

By |2019-02-19T18:09:14+10:00July 4th, 2018|HR/IR, News, Staff Policies and Processes|

By John Salter, BTLawyers HR Consultant In a move which has the potential to impact on all employers and their work sites, a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces has been announced by the sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins. It is being strongly supported by the Federal Government [...]

Turnbull Government raises the bar for employment records.

By |2019-02-19T18:09:16+10:00September 6th, 2017|HR/IR, News|

By John Salter The Federal Government has passed new legislation which will make the completion and retention of accurate records by Employers of all matters associated with employment more important than it has ever been. It has also extended the obligations of franchisors to ensure their franchisees are properly paying [...]

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

By |2019-02-19T18:09:17+10:00June 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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-19T18:09:18+10:00February 16th, 2017|HR/IR, Industrial Relations|

By John Salter “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 [...]

Are your staff policies up to scratch? Lessons from some recent Fair Work Commission decisions.

By |2019-02-19T18:09:19+10:00November 2nd, 2016|HR/IR, News, Staff Policies and Processes|

By John Salter This article first appeared in Beef Central on 28 October 2016 As an employer, are your policy and process documents really up to scratch when it comes to workplace discipline and cases where a dismissal may be unavoidable? If you’re not sure, it’s definitely time to check. [...]