An employee at a Sydney RSL club will be paid more than $13,000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission found she was constructively dismissed from her role when her employer cut her rostered shifts by 75%. Read more.
The pending introduction of the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO's) Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) requirements from July 2018 will create significant changes for how businesses across the country report to and engage with regulators. Read more.
Queensland’s trade surplus on goods and services narrowed to $6.6 billion in the June quarter based on the latest Balance of Payments data released by the ABS. The trade surplus hit a record high of $9.5 billion in December 2016 but has since declined 30 per cent during the first half of 2017. Read more.
An agency named United Consulting supplied the employee to work as a mechanic at a car dealership in Richmond between January and March last year, but failed to pay the worker any wages. Read more.
A bartender whose till was out by hundreds of dollars had her shifts cut. She has won more than $13,000. Read more.
The big state politics story this week has been the State Labor Government's recent decision to potentially give Queensland-based businesses a 30% preference on government contracts. Read more.
Police and government agencies have raided Lockyer Valley farms over allegations of workers being ripped off. Read more.
We all reach a stage in our business where we simply can't do any more. Our days have become longer and longer and we are spending way too much time doing the tasks that we really shouldn't be doing. We know we need to outsource, but where do we start, will it be worth it, and what about those bad experiences in the past? Read more.
Thursday 31 August, 2017 | By: Default Admin
At CCIQ we are always careful to review and compare strategy and policy, because what is formulated as a strategy may not always make it to a policy. It can be like comparing a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show to what arrives in driveways 18 months later. Read more.
A change to single touch payroll is coming. Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) has been introduced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), which means most businesses will need to update their payroll systems in order to report to the ATO in real time. Read more.
Beware of the marketing fluff
In our socially active world, there is no doubt that social media has greatly impacted our lives. How we interact with our friends, how we entertain ourselves, how we do business and of course, how we market to our audience has all changed.
Thursday 24 August, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: IR
Every Queenslander deserves the right to go to work and return to home to their families at the end of the day. As a state, Queensland has come a long way in the last few years with workplace tragedies declining by over a third in the last 8 years as employers, employees and legislators take a collective approach to ensuring that workplace safety is a shared workplace responsibility. Read more.
A Gold Coast security company owner is facing charges in the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly sacking a worker sick with pneumonia, threatening to sack staff who spoke to the Fair Work Ombudsman and underpaying staff. Read more.
Three workers in Queensland’s Gold Coast region have been back-paid more than $50,000 in owed wages and entitlements after seeking assistance from the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.
Wednesday 23 August, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: Shop trading
The changes to trading hours in Queensland passed in State Parliament last night strike the right balance between reducing red tape and allowing smaller retailers to compete with market majors. Read more.
The evidence is in, healthy workplaces create healthier, efficient and more productive employees. It therefore makes business sense to introduce healthy living initiatives in the workplace. Read more.
Sunday 20 August, 2017 | By: James Flaherty
According to the latest Suncorp–Resilium-Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland Pulse Survey, electricity and utility costs are now the number one challenge facing the state’s business community. Read more.
Taking care of your staff is an invaluable asset to your business, not only for your staff but also for the reputation and growth of the business. In this article, we explore the benefits and actions you can take to improve a caring work environment. Read more.
When considering business growth, you must consider what business growth means for you outside of the traditional, profits and revenue in order to have a successful business, and a happy life. Read more.