Architects Award: FAQ
The Architects Award sets the minimum standards and wages for the employment of architects, architectural graduates and architecture students. FAQs to help you meet your obligations.
Long Service Leave for Casual and Part-time Employees
Michael Corrigan explains long service leave entitlements for casual or regular part-time employees, and how to calculate leave owed.
Time off in Lieu - New Rules
A surprise decision by the Fair Work Commission now requires employers to calculate time off in lieu (TOIL) at a rate of 1.5 hours for each hour of overtime worked for employees being paid at the Award rates.
Paid Parental Leave
Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.
The Architects Award
Your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.
Know Your Employment Contract
Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations.
Are you using SuperStream yet? The extended deadline for businesses with less than 20 employees to start using this ATO system is 28 October. Cbus provides a guide to help you get started.
Employee / Contractor Decision Tool
The ATO has a simple online tool to help you find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.Link
A new decision by the Fairwork Commission means that redundancy payments should now be calculated with reference to previous casual employment as well as part-time and full-time service. Abraham Ash and Andrew McNair of Clayton Utz explain.
Know Your Employment Contract
Join Michael Corrigan and Paul Viney in conversation on 19 October about the ins and outs of employment contracts.
Students and Graduates of Architecture
Provisions for students and graduates of architecture in the Architects Award and applicable pay rates.
Guide Employment Agreements
The ACA Employment Agreements provide member practices with guide that they can review and adjust to suit their particular practice.
Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2016
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.
Federal Budget New Internship Program
The 2016 Federal Budget includes an internship program. Details are scant, but the ACA is keeping a watching brief on the initiative and what it means in relation to the Architects Award.
Employment Update 2016
Michael Corrigan provides his annual update on employment matters at the next ACA –Qld/NT event.
A brief update on the vehicle allowance in the Architects Award.
Reducing the Risk of General Protections Claims
The Fair Work Act 2009 contains a range of general protections available to employees against conduct that is discriminatory, unfair or unlawful. Peta Tumpey and Rae Mozejko, of TressCox Lawyers, set out what the general protections are and what employers can do to avoid claims being made in this jurisdiction.
Meeting Your Obligations in Relation to Redundancy
Peta Tumpey and Katie Simon outline the steps you need to go through as an employer to ensure you meet your obligations in relation to redundancy.
Annual Employment & HR Policy Update
Michael Corrigan provides an employment update and counters myths and misconceptions around HR policies.
2014 Minimum Wage Increase
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3% increase to the minimum wage. Employers needed to increase pay rates to correspond with this in the first pay period on or after 1 July 2013.
A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'
The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.
Michael Corrigan provide an update on changes to the Fair Work Act and what they mean for architectural practices.
Superannuation Changes in 2014
Cbus provides an update on changes to superannuation requirements in 2014.
Contractors Employed in an Architect's Office
A Guide Employment Agreement for Contractors Employed in an Architect’s Office.
Fair Work Employer Checklist
Do you understand all your obligations under the national workplace relations system?
Unfair Dismissal Statistics
The Fair Work Commission has a new webpage showing the statistics for the “results and outcomes of applications for unfair dismissal remedy made under s.394 of the Fair Work Act 2009”.Link
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
Fair Work Changes from January 2014
Is your practice prepared for the changes to the Fair Work Act from 1 January 2014?
Fair Work Information Statement
Do you give all new employees the Fair Work Information Statement?
Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award.
Your Business and the New Anti-Bullying Legislation
Michael Corrigan explains the changes to workplace laws on bullying and what you need to know.
Changing Employees' Hours of Work
Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.
How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?
New anti-bullying legislation focusses on how employers respond to allegations of bullying.
Do internships provide a much-needed foot in the door and an opportunity to learn or are they exploitation? It all depends on the structure and policies in place, and the integrity with which they are supervised.
Superannuation Changes from 2013
Mark Ward of Cbus gives an overview of changes to the Australian superannuation system which took effect at the beginning of the 2013 financial year.
Federal minimum wage increase 2013
An update on the 2013 national minimum wage increase.
When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?