The government has indicated a continuation of JobKeeper subsidies to support businesses through the continuing COVID19 pandemic. There have been some changes to the payment rates with some tiering for part-time employees and a step down in payment for the September – December quarter, and January – March quarter.
HR news and updates from the E.L Blue Team
With E.L Blue’s outsourced HR model, the business not only has a dedicated HR professional on-site, but also the E.L Blue team to provide support in specialist areas as needed. The business gains not only the benefit and cost savings of having a professional manage their HR, but the added leverage and value of having the back up of a much bigger HR management team.
Human resource consultants provide solid tools for management to use in executing their human resource management plan, outsourced Human Resource specialists provide the same information and are committed to execution.
E.L Blue embeds its Human Resource managers in the company, even if it is only 1 day a week, for all intents and purpose, they become the human resource function for both management and employees.
Are you building an unfunded liability ? If you haven’t actioned this your business is no longer compliant! ‘Annualised Wage’ arrangements have been one of the leading causes for the highly publicised wage underpayment scandals that have rocked Australia recently.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to offer a mixed bag for retailers. For some retailers, store closures and a decrease in foot traffic meant no business, others have had bumper business result driven by impulse / revenge buying, online purchases or even long delayed maintenance and renovation projects.
Restrictions in most cities are being reduced, and businesses are considering how best to operate, it is now time to take into account some longer term plans. This must be done in not only the context of the next few months (which will be tough), but also plan for later in the year.
The last few months have been hectic and stressful for everyone. Senior management and company owners have had to make quick business decisions to preserve cash and maintain their business, as a result staffing levels has been considered, and some tough decisions had to be made. As a result unfair dismissal claims made to Fair Work are on the rise.
As the spread of the coronavirus appears to be under control in Australia, the government, businesses and employees are all keen to get things going again. With this in mind the state governments are starting to consider how to relax some of the restrictions put in place to curb the spread.