Last week, the federal government introduced landmark legislation for employees’ mental health after proposing two days of paid bereavement leave for women who suffered a miscarriage
Architecture firm, Fender Katsalidis, is introducing a new parental leave policy that will give eight weeks of full wage paid parental leave to both men and women, without distinguishing between primary and secondary caregivers. All team members, including those working part-time and on a casual basis, will be eligible, in addition to any government entitlements. A… Continue reading Leading the change: Fender Katsalidis introduces equal parental leave
Employment contracts are common practice and serve as a written agreement between employer and employee. Surprisingly, many employers still engage employees without any finalised terms of employment.
The nationally funded Paid Parental Leave scheme was brought in at the start of the year. But did you know that as of 1 July, you’ll be responsible for administering the scheme in your business?
SMBs have just a couple of weeks left to ensure they’re prepared for changes to rules regarding paid parental leave and sex discrimination, according to Truman Hoyle partner and employment law expert Fiona Inverarity.
As of 1 July, it’s up to you, the employer, to provide payments to eligible employees. This quick Q&A tells you what you need to know.
After 30 June, 2011, employers will become ‘paymasters’ responsible for distributing funds under the government’s new paid parental leave scheme, with employers urged to make sure they are ready for this added burden before July 1.
With the arrival of 2011, employers should familiarise themselves with their obligations under the paid parental leave legislation which came into force on 1 January 2011.
The Paid Parental Leave Act 2010, which came into effect on 1 October 2010, sees the Federal Government provide tax payer-funded paid parental leave. However, in the majority of cases employers will be required to physically distribute payment to their eligible employees, from 1 July 2011.
Tony Abbott’s Coalition through Bruce Billson, Shadow Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs will introduce legislation to cut red tape and compliance burden for small business under Labor Government’s paid parental leave scheme.