Author Archives: BSH Admin

“Same Job, Same Pay” – what it means for employers

The “Same job, Same pay” legislation aims to ensure that labour hire employees receive remuneration on par with those covered by their host employer’s enterprise agreement. Effective from December 15, 2023, employees, unions, and/or host employers have the option to seek regulated labour hire arrangement orders from the Fair Work Commission. If approved, these orders […]

Changes to the Fair Work Act: Right to Disconnect

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023 was passed recently and makes several important changes the Fair Work Act 2009 (“the Act”). The biggest change to the Act is inclusion of a ‘right to disconnect’, specifically a right to disconnect from work outside working hours. It is important to be aware […]

Business Support Flood Recovery Program

The Business Support Flood Recovery program, aims to help businesses establish resilience in their operations and company culture to ensure long-term success. The program provides assistance to small business owners (up to 20 employees) with everything from hiring and onboarding employees to creating a safe and productive workplace and establishing a strong business management foundation. […]

Right of Entry Training

Build a more effective work environment The importance of understanding workplace laws cannot be overstated. One of the key aspects of these laws is the regulation of the rights of organisation employees and elected officers to enter premises safely and legally. This is important not only for the individuals themselves, but for the productivity of […]

Contract Management Workshop

Manage your contracts effectively and efficiently Gain practical insights into managing contracts effectively through all stages of the lifecycle, from tendering and negotiating to risk management and contract administration. Learn how to establish sustainable supplier relationships by streamlining the tendering and selection process, tracking supplier performance, mitigating risk, and handling disputes in a prompt and […]

Business Growth Workshop

Planning your business growth, for success Your business is growing! What once was a small operation of 3 people has expanded to over 20. With that can come some adjustments to ensure your business can keep up. If you were once on the tools and now find yourself in the office needing to manage staff, […]

Better for Business Podcast 2 – Sexual Harassment

In September 2022 the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 was introduced to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace. The amendment includes a number of changes employers need to be aware of to eliminate workplace discrimination and harassment. Zach Galea, Human Capital Management Lead and Tash Gambas, Operations Manager from […]

High Court Ruling: Future workplace right is now protected

Qantas Airways Limited v Transport Workers Union of Australia [2023] HCA 27 Background On 30 November 2020, Qantas (The Employer) decided to outsource its ground handling operations to reduce costs. Qantas stated that the decision was for financial reasons as its operations had been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this […]

INCOMING TRANCHE OF IR REFORMS (PART 1)

Consultations have been ongoing with relevant parties on the second tranche of industrial relations reforms, which are likely to be introduced in Parliament sometime next month. As such, businesses should prepare themselves for the changes that could potentially affect them as a result of the incoming legislation. Please note that the following discussion points are […]

Should I Hire an Employee or an Independent Contractor: Advantages and Disadvantages? 

Companies considering expanding their business may be faced with the question of whether to hire employees or independent contractors to cope with the business growth. There are various advantages and disadvantages to hiring an employee or independent contractor, but any decision made should reflect business needs. If you would like to know more about the […]