Policies and procedures

Clients should have policies that cover the various issues relating to pay and conditions in your business and back them up with procedures (which are steps for implementing the policies in a practical way). You should also ensure they are widely publicised, explained to employees, and that employees clearly understand them.
Common areas relating to pay and conditions that benefit from having a workplace policy include:

  • how to reimburse an expenses claim
  • whether to pay educational assistance to employees
  • workplace flexibility, including whether employees are allowed to work from home
  • incentives, bonuses and KPIs
  • when to allow an employee to take leave without pay
  • rostering and paying for days off
  • whether employees are required to sign on/off each day.

Pay & Conditions

What’s the prognosis for collective bargaining?

By Mike Toten on 15th Oct 2018

The use of collective bargaining has declined sharply in Australia over the past decade or so, and some people blame this for the problems being caused by low levels of wages growth. But is there a link between the two? Should more collective bargaining be encouraged? What amendments to bargaining provisions should be made?

Recruitment | Pay & Conditions

Landmark ‘casuals’ decision: does it affect you?

By HR Advance on 2nd Oct 2018

A recent Fair Work decision means many employees currently described by employers as ‘casuals’ could in fact be permanent. This article explains the background to the decision and provides guidance on what you should do if you employ long-term casuals.