Employment

Jobs Bonus For Hiring Mature-Age Workers

Central Coast businesses hiring mature-age workers are being encouraged to take advantage of a $1000 job bonus as part of the Federal Government’s mission to increase mature age participation in the workforce.

The Australian Government has announced that it will… Continue reading →

Kickstart Apprentice Program Incentives

Fast forward your apprentice hiring decision, receive 4 weeks wages free and pick up some talented young people as the economy recovers.

Small businesses in the building and construction industries have until February 28 to take advantage of the federal… Continue reading →

New Workers Compensation Changes

In June 2012, the NSW Government passed legislation that will result in significant changes to the NSW workers compensation scheme.

While some of the workers compensation changes resulting from amendments made to workers compensation legislation in June have already commenced… Continue reading →

Employee or Contractor: What’s the Difference?

So what’s the difference?

There are a number of differences but, basically, it comes down to the fact that a contractor is an independent person providing a service to the business on set terms and conditions, whereas an employee is… Continue reading →

Contractor Payments Reporting Under Scrutiny

The introduction of the new contractor payments reporting regime, which will apply to the building and construction industry from 1 July 2012, will also put contract arrangements under further scrutiny.

As outlined below, payers have differing obligations in respect of… Continue reading →

NSW Workcover Reforms Backed By Businesses

NSW’s leading business organisation, NSW Business Chamber, said it supports the NSW Government in reforming the WorkCover scheme by reducing premiums and bringing it into financial sustainability.

“The business community supports the move by Premier O’Farrell to make WorkCover more… Continue reading →

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