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Restart is here – incentives to employ people over the age of 50
Restart is here – incentives to employ people over the age of 50 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

The Australian Government will be providing subsidies to businesses who employ eligible job seekers who are over the age of 50 or have been unemployed and on income support for six months or more. Employers can receive up to $10,000 (GST inc) to assist in employing an eligible job seeker…

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Contractor or Employee – are you in a sham contracting arrangement?
Contractor or Employee – are you in a sham contracting arrangement? 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

A business or company may have many types of workers on their payroll.  Permanent or casual, full time or part time, flexible working arrangements and contractors. If you are a contractor it’s time to have a think about the arrangement you have. The ATO has one view of what a…

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Firing and Hiring – notice and final pay
Firing and Hiring – notice and final pay 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

Most employers and employees find it really hard to discuss wages and conditions with each other.  Employers often are paying as much as their business can afford and employees can feel like their bosses are not appreciating them and their wages reflect that.  One of the questions we get asked…

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The 10 National Employment Standards
The 10 National Employment Standards 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

The National Employment Standards or NES are the 10 minimum employment entitlements that have to be provided to all employees.  They are: maximum weekly hours – an employee can work a maximum of 38 ordinary hours in a week requests for flexible working arrangements – under certain conditions an employee…

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My employee is on a salary so the award doesn’t matter right?
My employee is on a salary so the award doesn’t matter right? 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

It is a really common misbelief that if your worker is on a salary then you as the employee doesn’t need to worry too much about the award.  Usually I get this question because of a genuine misconception or misunderstanding of the law rather than an employer trying to get…

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