Fair Work Ombudsman eNewsletter

FWO eNewsletter issue 14
3 Apr 2014
In this issue you’ll find information about how to hire the right staff and public holiday entitlements over the Easter period. We also take a look at some of the resources we’ve got available to help small businesses. Our regular features ‘ask an expert’ and ‘workplace myths’ deal with leave related entitlements.
FWO eNewsletter issue 13
26 Feb 2014
In this issue we look at a variation to modern awards which means you have to consult with employees before changing their regular roster or ordinary hours of work. You’ll find out the difference between substitute and additional public holidays. We answer your questions about employees taking sick leave while they’re on annual leave and paying employees different rates for the same work. We look back at 3 of the most common myths we hear. There are also explanations of some terms we use.
FWO eNewsletter issue 12
4 Dec 2013
In this issue you’ll find out about key changes happening on 1 January 2014 including new anti-bullying measures, new time-frames for unlawful termination and more. We look at your obligations for public holidays, closing your business over the festive season and some handy tips to survive Christmas. We answer your questions for cashing out annual leave and bust some workplace myths about taking leave. You’ll also find a summary of public holidays, news items and school holidays for 2014.
FWO eNewsletter issue 11
2 Oct 2013
In this issue you’ll find out about the benefits of supporting working parents. We cover the changes to the law affecting your obligations around flexible working arrangements. You’ll find answers to questions we get about cashing out sick leave and bust some workplace myths about casual employee rights. We also have a new section where we explain some of the terms we use. You can also enter the draw to win a $100 visa debit card by responding to our survey. Tell us what you think about our eNewsletter to help us make it better for you.
FWO eNewsletter issue 10
19 Jun 2013
In our 10th issue, we prepare you for this year’s annual wage review and how you can get ready for the new minimum wages. We also discuss the importance of having difficult conversations with your employees, and provide you with handy and practical tips on how to do so. Lastly, we resolve some common misunderstandings about pay and give you a summary of events, important dates and other things coming up that might affect your workplace.
FWO eNewsletter issue 9
24 Apr 2013
In our 9th issue you’ll find information on the best practices to adopt when a termination is necessary and why keeping the right records is so important. We look at whether you can deduct money from an employee’s pay if they break something at work and what to do if you accidently overpay an employee. We also bust some common workplace myths about notice periods for termination, pay slips and personal leave.
FWO eNewsletter issue 8
27 Feb 2013
In our 8th issue you’ll find information on employing young workers - including best practice tips to help you get the most out of them. We look at the differences between an employee and an independent contractor and why it’s important to classify your workers correctly. We also answer your questions about paying above the award rate, the new Dad & Partner pay and stand downs in our ‘ask an expert’ section.
FWO eNewsletter issue 7
12 Dec 2012
In our 7th issue you’ll find everything you need to know to manage your business and employee entitlements during the festive season. We look at your obligations for public holidays, bust some Christmas myths and introduce a new ‘ask an expert’ section where we answer your questions about public holiday pay, Christmas parties and cashing out leave. We also have some handy tips to survive Christmas and new resources to help you understand your obligations.
FWO eNewsletter issue 6
31 Oct 2012
In our 6th issue we continue to explore the art and science behind employing high performing staff. In this issue, we focus on successfully managing underperformance. We also bring you tips on meeting your obligations in times of change and continue to bust some common workplace myths. Plus, a peek into what’s new and what’s coming up - it could affect your business.
FWO eNewsletter issue 5
29 Aug 2012
In our 5th issue we look at getting the best out of your employees. We have information on managing performance and the what, how and why of flexible workplaces. We also bust some common workplace myths and highlight important dates and information about some upcoming changes that could affect your business.
FWO eNewsletter issue 4
27 Jun 2012
In our 4th issue, you’ll find out all about this year’s annual wage review. We provide detailed case studies and information about getting ready for the new minimum wages. We also resolve some common misunderstandings about pay and give you a summary of events, important dates and other things that are coming up that might affect your workplace.
FWO eNewsletter issue 3
9 May 2012
In our 3rd issue, you’ll find out about hiring new staff. We provide a step by step guide to the hiring process and tips for building a healthy working relationship from day one. We also uncover the truth about some common myths we hear about employee entitlements. Starting in this issue you can comment on our articles - we’d love to hear from you, find out how.
FWO eNewsletter issue 2
29 Feb 2012
In this issue, we have information to help you get your obligations in order for the rest of the year. We solve some common workplace myths about hiring and managing your staff, introduce our brand new Leave Calculator and provide information and advice about hiring students.
FWO eNewsletter issue 1
30 Nov 2011
In this issue, we have everything employers need to know over the Christmas period: how to protect yourself and your staff at the annual Christmas party; how to have an annual shut down of your business over the festive season; and information on public holidays over Christmas & New Year for every State & Territory.

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