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Could you be paying the price for incorrect payroll?

A reminder for payroll cut-off pops up in your calendar. How does it make you feel? If you have someone in place to manage payroll for your business, you might dismiss it without a second thought. But, if you are managing payroll yourself, it could b...

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The rules of overtime

Do you find yourself asking staff to work overtime when business is booming? Many business owners typically know when their busiest times are and will have formed strategies to cope through those peak periods. For a fluctuating small busine...

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How to manage whistle-blowing in the workplace

It’s a new day and whilst scanning your very busy inbox you spot some fresh emails of high importance. Upon opening and digesting the trending subject line it quickly becomes clear that an employee has publicly lifted the lid on a perceived problem...

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How to handle employees leaving to set up in competition

One employee leaving the business to set up in competition may be considered a misfortune. Several leaving at the same time, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, looks like carelessness. They have all of your prices, details of customer relationships and th...

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Flexible working: The new rules

Since advancements in technology have made it easier for people to work flexibly and remotely, more businesses are embracing the idea of less-traditional working hours. In fact, flexible working is now such a widely recognised method that the Fair...

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Working with independent contractors

Finding an independent contractor to work with can seem like a breeze these days. More and more people are leaving full-time employment for the thrill of being their own boss and chasing the dream of flexible hours. It’s been reported that alm...

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How casual is casual?

If this question has ever crossed your mind when it comes to employing people, you may need to review your workforce. A recent landmark ruling by the full Federal Court of Australia has left employers and unions asking for a clearer definition on ...

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Avoid discrimination with better communication

Starbucks coffee is known and sold worldwide. And whether you love or hate it, it’s so prolific that the wordless logo is recognisable without the brand name. Along with Starbucks’ commitment to providing the highest quality coffee in the worl...

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