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    Sick Leave - New start.

    Hi,
    We have an employee who commenced work with us in NSW in a full time role one month ago. His start date was delayed by one week, as he was certified sick. Despite a few days in the office...
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    Superannuation changes

    Hi,
    With the upcoming changes to Superannuation I was wondering what other companies are doing in relation to the new super contributions?
    Our contracts state that salaries are inclusive of super...
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    Thanks all for the advice, we are going to avoid...

    Thanks all for the advice, we are going to avoid the contractor route, too risky and unfair to other members of perm staff.
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    Permanent Employee to Contractor

    Hi there,
    We have a Permanent Employee based in Victoria who for financial reasons is going to become a consultancy contractor. We are reliant on the persons skills and don't want to lose them to...
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    Hi, Just an update, we proceeded with a Deed of...

    Hi,
    Just an update, we proceeded with a Deed of Release based on what would have been received in a redundancy scenario, we had it prepared by a lawyer. The employee accepted and resigned. The...
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    Role Redundancy - Dismissal - Waiver?

    Hi,
    We have an employee who is not performing to the required standard for their role and is currently on a verbal warning & is working through a performance improvement plan. Unfortunately their...
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    We are not in manufacturing but we use Aon Hewitt...

    We are not in manufacturing but we use Aon Hewitt for our salary benchmarking - they are big so likely cover manufacturing too. You can purchase full sector access online or individual job...
  8. Expat insurance that covers pregnancy?

    Hi,
    We have an expatriate whose wife is pregnant but unfortunately the health insurance that has been taken out has a 1 year waiting period for pregnancy related costs.
    Has anyone every had this...
  9. Does Annual Leave accrue on Paid Parental Leave?

    Hi
    Does Annual Leave & Personal Leave accrue while someone is on Paid Parental Leave (the 18 weeks)?
    Fair Work seems to say no as in their eyes the PPL is a separate Govt scheme and so in essence...
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    Salary survey recommendations

    Hi there,
    I'm doing some salary benchmarking for ICT sector, we have employees in Australia & New Zealand.
    Does anyone have recommendation of "free" or paid surveys?

    I've used Aon Hewitt as a...
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    Just to update on some sources if found: ...

    Just to update on some sources if found:

    Polygon Functions & Meetings Centre, 474 Flinders Street (Australian National Institute of Business & Technology ) (best value for money option I found)
    ...
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    Thanks Cottoneyes I'll check them out.

    Thanks Cottoneyes I'll check them out.
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    Training rooms for hire in Melbourne?

    Hi,
    Does anyone know of any good inexpensive training rooms for hire in Melbourne? Preference is Queen Street/ Docklands/Southbank.

    Required for 25 people, 4 round table set up.

    Thanks, ...
  14. Measuring Performance of Sales Professionals

    Hi there,
    I'm wondering do any members have good mechanisms in place for measuring performance of their Sales Managers/Consultants. We currently have an in-house generic performance management...
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    We have hired a number of people on 457 visas for...

    We have hired a number of people on 457 visas for specialist skillsets difficult to source locally. We have had mainly successful outcomes but one or two that did not work out, nature of hiring I...
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    Hi, We have an employee who is Chinese citizen...

    Hi,
    We have an employee who is Chinese citizen but on our Australian payroll (has an Australian work visa).
    He is going to work part time based in China/part time based in Australia.

    We...
  17. Hi QLD, Thanks for response. No workplace...

    Hi QLD,
    Thanks for response. No workplace agreement in place.
    This is also my general understanding & practice too - thanks for allowing me bounce!
  18. Fixed term contract - entitlements & benefits

    1. Are fixed term employees entitled to the same non-statutory benefits as a permanent employee for the length of their contract?

    e.g. private health insurance, access to corporate gym...
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    Hi A bit late but this is the site I use for...

    Hi
    A bit late but this is the site I use for general Labor related queries:
    The U.S. Department of Labor Home Page

    They have FAQ's on Cobra:
    Frequently Asked Questions about COBRA Continuation...
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    Hi, We are starting the recruitment process to...

    Hi,
    We are starting the recruitment process to hire a sales person based in China. Would anyone have links/ information they could share on basic employment benefits offered by companies (local or...
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    Thanks Lisa I'll take a look for sure.

    Thanks Lisa I'll take a look for sure.
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    New to Melbourne

    Hi,
    I'm moving to Melbourne shortly from the UK and while I've secured a role as HR Generalist with my company I'd like to do a fast track Australia & New Zealand Employment Law / HR practice...
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