Changes to salary annualisation

Changes to salary annualisation

Putting employees on a salary rather than an hourly rate with penalties and overtime as they apply, is a simpler way for many businesses to get around the confusion that often results in underpayments. Having a recurring rate of pay each week, also takes away the pain...
Calculate personal leave in days

Calculate personal leave in days

The case of Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU [2019] FCAFC 138 , heard in the Federal Court of Australia clarified how personal/carer’s leave is to be calculated and paid under the Fair Work Act 2009. While the decision is undergoing an appeal, and while it may...
Overtime allocation and workday clarified

Overtime allocation and workday clarified

The industrial relations landscape is changing at a rapid pace and employers are hard pressed to keep up. In case you missed it, here are the cliff notes of two Federal Court decisions determining overtime allocation on a fixed rotating roster and another, determining...
What is “reasonable additional hours”?

What is “reasonable additional hours”?

Employment contracts these days usually carry a provision under the Hours of Work heading that go something like this: “The employer may also require you to work reasonable additional hours from time to time (including on weekends and public holidays)…” So, what is...