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Pulse Check: terminations, absent and underperforming employees

As a CCIWA Member, you get unlimited access to our Employee Relations Advice Centre (ERAC). Here are some of this month’s FAQs.

Employer must request employees to work on public holidays

Following a recent Federal Court decision, employers must ask employees if they can work on public holidays, instead of just rostering them on. Louisa Gardner, Graduate...

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Getting the most out of your tax return and ensuring compliance

The construction and hospitality industries are two industries being targeted by the ATO this financial year as the Federal Government bolsters its compliance powers to crack...

Businesses face higher labour expenses due to shutdown period changes

Employers can no longer direct staff to take unpaid leave during shutdown periods, such as a Christmas.

Grey fleet safety management: what is it?

Are your employees using their own vehicles for work-related travel? Many employees are unaware of their responsibilities associated with what is termed ‘grey fleet’ management.

Innovative safety technology fuels braking specialist’s success

Advanced Braking Technology (ABT) is on a fast track to further success, making significant ground with its safety braking technology from its newly revamped Wangara headquarters.

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Changes to unfair contract terms – is your business ready?

New changes to the unfair contract terms (UCT) regime will affect more businesses and impose higher penalties for non-compliance.

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Employing apprentice, trainee offers growth at low-cost and risk

Do you want to expand your business but are concerned about risk and cost? Consider employing an apprentice or trainee.

Four ESG considerations exporters need to know

ESG advisory firm Parvate ESG Managing Director Jim Allenby says ESG is now a priority consideration for exporters, especially for long-term export success.

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29 years on, Roam still manufacturing success

Nearly three decades ago, two aspiring Western Australians embarked on a daring entrepreneurial journey to build a leading manufacturing company. Now employing more than 40 staff,...

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Managing WHS risks for your working-from-home employees

Workplace health and safety laws still apply when employees work from home doing computer-based work.

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How to manage flexible working requests

Employees are now legally entitled to ask for a formal flexible working arrangement.

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Kara Ged owners empower women and Indigenous groups

Indigenous joint venture Kara Ged co-founders Florence Drummond and Judy Zhu only met two years ago but the two powerhouses have already kicked many business goals.

Cyber criminals getting more innovative, attack businesses with weakest defences

It’s a tough battle to stay ahead of online scammers who are constantly thinking of new ways to scam and attack businesses. Small to medium businesses are often more vulnerable because they tend to ha...