The High Court of Australia issued 2 decisions in February 2022 addressing this very question. The decisions provide greater clarity to businesses in how to hire an independent contractor correctly. Business owners need to urgently review their independent contractor contracts they have in place to ensure they are comprehensive and meet the requirements established…

  From 23 November 2021, employers will be required to apply the compounding approach when calculating the pay of their casual employees who work overtime. This means that the casual loading rate of 25% will apply to their ordinary hourly rate before the application of the relevant penalty rate. Therefore, the employer is required to…

    Constructive Legal Solutions (CLS) is pleased to announce that on the 4th of August 2021, after lengthy negotiations, the ETU Enterprise Agreement (EA) template for the period 2021-2025 was signed off by the ETU industry bargaining representatives and NECA Victoria, on behalf of NECA Members.   This was a historic moment with both sides…

If you hire casual employees, you must be across the recent changes as at 27 March 2021 to ensure you are complying with legislation.

Understand what your duties are as an Employer when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace and how you can help prevent it.

JobKeeper has been useful to your business, helping to tide your company over through the lull caused by the pandemic. It has allowed you to retain your employees and operate without any drastic changes to your operations and your staff. But what will you do now that the Scheme is coming to an end on the 28th of March 2021?

In the electrotechnology and broader construction industry, it is very likely that companies have a mix of employees and independent contractors (contractors) working for them. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

This year has seen many legislative and case developments which should be top of mind for employers (large and small operators) as we move into 2021.

Every year, an expert panel of the Fair Work Commission reviews modern award minimum wages and sets a national minimum wage order for employees not covered by enterprise agreements or modern awards.

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