New payroll obligations are now in effect: what you need to know!

- March 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

As of March 1 2020, three important practices aimed at reducing wage theft and non-compliance with awards are now legally enforceable for employers. The changes will require employers utilising 22 modern awards to be much more stringent about overtime and record-keeping measures. If you run a small business it’s vital you stay abreast of the… Read more »


Unfair dismissal laws unfair to small business says Ombudsman

- August 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombusdman, Kate Carnell, has suggested Fair Work’s existing unfair dismissal laws are unfair to small business owners. The Ombudsman has called for sweeping reforms including a new small business division within the Fair Work Commission to allow for fairer conditions to both employees and employers. In Canberra to announce… Read more »


Minimum wage set to rise from July 1

- May 30, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Fair Work Commission president, Justice Ian Ross, has announced the minimum wage will increase by 3 per cent for Australians employed under modern awards or minimum wage schemes.


Natalie James named small business champion by COSBOA

- September 3, 2018 2 MIN READ

Former Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Natalie James has been named Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA)’s Small Business Champion. James was presented the award by Peter Strong, CEO of COSBOA and Mark McKenzie, CEO, ACAPMA and Chair of COSBOA, for her outstanding support to the small business community. James was instrumental in removing much of the red tape… Read more »