Should I be paid if I come in early to open? Fair Work busts 10 common myths

The Fair Work Ombudsman has responded to ten common myths which persist in a variety of sectors, including early childhood education and care (ECEC), often representing pitfalls for younger or less experienced workers.

81 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Most wonderful time of the year – unless you’re in payroll. Are you across leave rules?

The Fairwork Ombudsman has issued a range of factsheets, updates and reminders in relation to employer obligations over the Christmas and New Year period, covering topics such as public holidays, annual leave payments, working out leave loading, and ensuring that all employees are aware of their obligations.

116 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Fair Work Commission updates termination clause in Children’s Services Award

As part of it’s Modern Award Review the Fair Work Commission has decided to vary the ‘payment of wages on termination’ clause in the Children’s Services Award 2010 to account for a lack of clarity around the period of time within which termination payments should be paid to departing employees.

238 days ago

by Jason Roberts

ACTU warns educators to check pay slips, and ensure wage rises are passed on

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have warned workers, including those employed in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, to check their next few pay slips, and ensure they are getting the correct pay rate, following on from award wage increases which came into effect on July 1.

277 days ago

by Freya Lucas

What will the ALP’s key IR policies mean for the ECEC sector?

With the Federal election just days away, Queensland workplace law expert Denise O’Reilly, Principal at O’Reilly Workplace Law, has shared her summary of the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP’s) key industrial relations (IR) policies that she thinks are of interest, and of concern, for business.

328 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark