2017-11-12

Employee or Contractor?

Employee or Contractor?

12 November 2017

Do you understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and what it means for your practice?

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2017-11-12

Guide Agreements IFA

Guide Agreements - IFA

12 November 2017

The ACA Guide IFA Agreement provides member practices with a guide document to review and adjust to suit their particular practice.

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2017-11-12

Guide Agreements

Guide Agreements - time off in lieu and cashing out leave

12 November 2017

The ACA provides new Guide Agreements to assist members meet their obligations under recent changes to the Architects Award.

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2017-10-17

Individual Flexibility Arrangements

Individual Flexible Arrangements

17 October 2017

Individual flexibility arrangements provide the opportunity to vary modern awards or enterprise agreements to provide flexibility in a fair and appropriate manner.

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2017-10-14

Reasonable management action

What is Reasonable Management Action?

14 October 2017

An employee usually won’t succeed in an unfair dismissal or bullying claim if the conduct of their employer is considered ‘reasonable management action’. But what does that term mean? Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants investigates. 

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2017-09-19

Architects Award

The Architects Award

19 September 2017

Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.

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2017-08-16

Casual to Permanent

Can casual workers really just ask to become permanent?

16 August 2017

A recent Fair Work decision about the right of casual workers to request permanency has raised many questions. Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants provides the answers.

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2017-08-10

Which Award for Draughtspeople?

Draughting Employees - Which Award?

10 August 2017

Which Award are draughtspeople classified under? Michael Corrigan explains. 

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2017-07-11

FY 2018 HR changes

Changes to Your HR Obligations for the New Financial Year

11 July 2017

The new financial year will bring a number of changes to laws and regulations affecting HR, including new obligations for employers. 

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2017-06-07

Award pay rates 2017

Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2017

7 June 2017

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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2017-04-06

Employer superannuation obligations

Employer Superannuation Obligations

6 April 2017

All Australian businesses have responsibilities when it comes to superannuation. Cbus explains employers’ obligations and how Cbus can help.

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2017-03-19

Architects Award FAQ

Architects Award: FAQ

19 March 2017

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. 

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2017-03-19

Long Service Leave for Casual and Part-time Employees

19 March 2017

Michael Corrigan explains long service leave entitlements for casual or regular part-time employees, and how to calculate leave owed. 

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2017-03-19

Time off in lieu changes

Time off in Lieu - New Rules

19 March 2017

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.

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2017-02-16

KYA_PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Paid Parental Leave

16 February 2017

Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.

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2016-10-25

Know your employment contract

Know Your Employment Contract

25 October 2016

Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations. 

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2016-10-23

SuperStream

SuperStream

23 October 2016

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.

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ACA WIRE
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

2016-09-21

Redundancy update

Redundancy Update

21 September 2016

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. 

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2016-08-30

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Students and Graduates of Architecture

30 August 2016

Provisions for students and graduates of architecture in the Architects Award and applicable pay rates.

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2016-08-30

Guide employment agreements

Guide Employment Agreements

30 August 2016

The ACA Employment Agreements provide member practices with guide that they can review and adjust to suit their particular practice.

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2016-06-06

2016 Award rates

Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2016

6 June 2016

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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2016-05-19

Federal Budget Internship program

Federal Budget New Internship Program

19 May 2016

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.

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2016-03-10

2016 employment update

Employment Update 2016

10 March 2016

Michael Corrigan provides his annual update on employment matters at the next ACA –Qld/NT event.

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2015-11-04

Vehicle allowance

Vehicle allowance

4 November 2015

A brief update on the vehicle allowance in the Architects Award.

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2015-07-20

Reducing the Risk of General Protections Claims

Reducing the Risk of General Protections Claims

20 July 2015

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.

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2015-05-12

Redundancy obligations

Meeting Your Obligations in Relation to Redundancy

12 May 2015

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.

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2015-03-07

Employment update

Annual Employment & HR Policy Update

7 March 2015

Michael Corrigan provides an employment update and counters myths and misconceptions around HR policies. 

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2014-06-08

2014 Minimum Wage Increase

2014 Minimum Wage Increase

8 June 2014

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.

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2014-06-08

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2014-04-22

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

22 April 2014

The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.

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2014-03-04

Employment update

Employment Update

4 March 2014

Michael Corrigan provide an update on changes to the Fair Work Act and what they mean for architectural practices. 

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2014-02-03

Superannuation Changes in 2014

Superannuation Changes in 2014

3 February 2014

Cbus provides an update on changes to superannuation requirements in 2014.

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2014-02-03

Employment agreements_contractors

Contractors Employed in an Architect's Office

3 February 2014

A Guide Employment Agreement for Contractors Employed in an Architect’s Office.

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2014-02-02

KYA_EMPLOYER CHECKLIST

Fair Work Employer Checklist

2 February 2014

Do you understand all your obligations under the national workplace relations system? 

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2014-01-30

Specialist advice

Advice for members

30 January 2014

The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.

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2014-01-30

ACA WIRE
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

2014-01-12

Internships legal advice

Internships - Legal Advice

12 January 2014

An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.

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2013-12-28

Fair Work Changes

Fair Work Changes from January 2014

28 December 2013

Is your practice prepared for the changes to the Fair Work Act from 1 January 2014? 

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2013-12-06

KYA_FAIR WORK INFO

Fair Work Information Statement

6 December 2013

Do you give all new employees the Fair Work Information Statement?

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2013-12-05

Award Modernisation

Award Modernisation

5 December 2013

Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award. 

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2013-12-03

Your Business and the New Anti-Bullying Legislation

Your Business and the New Anti-Bullying Legislation

3 December 2013

Michael Corrigan explains the changes to workplace laws on bullying and what you need to know.

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2013-10-11

KYA_CHANGING HOURS OF WORK

Changing Employees' Hours of Work

11 October 2013

Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.

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2013-09-09

KYA_PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Performance reviews

9 September 2013

How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?

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2013-07-10

Workplace Bullying

Anti-bullying legislation

10 July 2013

New anti-bullying legislation focusses on how employers respond to allegations of bullying. 

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2013-07-10

Internships

Internships Update

10 July 2013

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.

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2013-07-03

Superannuation Changes from 2013

Superannuation Changes from 2013

3 July 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. 

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2013-06-27

Federal minimum wage increase 2013

Federal minimum wage increase 2013

27 June 2013

An update on the 2013 national minimum wage increase.

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2012-09-10

NYA_REDUNDANCY

Redundancy

10 September 2012

When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?

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