Industrial relations changes have been critical in helping small business employers keep their doors open and staff on their payroll throughout the pandemic. The flexibilities that apply to employers on the JobKeeper wage subsidy, particularly small to medium-sized enterprises, give them the ability to change their duties, their total number of ordinary hours, days and… Continue reading IR flexibility: Should the COVID-19 changes become permanent?
This article was guest authored by Mark Lenhard, CEO of Invoice2go. The past few months have presented some of the toughest challenges many Australian small business owners and contractors have, and perhaps will ever, face. From extended lockdowns and social distancing restrictions to customer disruption and economic hardship, much of the small business community’s attention… Continue reading Scale up or streamline, back to basics or diversify? Key questions in the ‘new normal’