Articles

Can my employer make deductions from my wages without permission?

By Stephen Arulogun | August 6, 2021 |

Employees are entitled to be paid out all accrued annual leave and annual leave loading entitlements upon termination of their employment, whether the employment is terminated by resignation or otherwise. Under section 90(2) of the Fair Work Act 2009, when an employee’s employment ends, annual leave of the amount payable had the employee taken the…

Are independent contractors entitled to WorkCover protection and superannuation?

By Stephen Arulogun | August 6, 2021 |

Employees are entitled to superannuation payments and workers compensation under their employment. On the other hand, independent contractors are not always covered in the same way and may not receive these entitlements. Generally, an independent contractor would be expected to cover their own superannuation contributions and personal injury insurance, as well as manage their own…

Difference between Bonus and Incentives

By Stephen Arulogun | June 26, 2021 |

Employee bonuses and incentives are two of the most widely used terms in employment. Both of these terms are very familiar to employees as they receive bonuses and incentives as part of their remuneration. The purpose of bonuses and incentives is to motivate employees to achieve set targets as part of their role and promote…

Industrial Relations

By Jeffrey Wang | June 26, 2021 |

Industrial relations may be defined as the relations and interactions in the industry particularly between the labour and management as a result of their composite attitudes and approaches in regard to the management of the affairs of the industry, for the betterment of not only the management and the workers but also of the industry…

Can my employer take away my responsibilities if I am temporarily absent from work?

By Stephen Arulogun | June 4, 2021 |

Temporary illness or injury resulting in absence from work is stressful enough. This stress is made worse if your employer is less than understanding and breaches your general protections under Australian industrial relations law by dismissing you because you are temporarily absent from work because of illness or injury. Unfortunately, this occurs all too often…