The Difference Between NES, EA and Modern Awards - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The Difference Between NES, EA and Modern Awards

Formalising an employment relationship can seem daunting, especially when we hear words being thrown around like ‘National Employment Standards’, ‘Modern Awards’ and ‘Enterprise Agreements’. Most business owners are aware that they need to have an Employment Contract in place. However, not everyone is aware of how their employment contracts should relate to these Agreements/Standards; and further, how policies come into the …

Refusing a request for annual leave – everything you need to know! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Refusing a request for annual leave – everything you need to know!

Previously, I have shared my thoughts on the benefits of allowing your team members to utilise their annual leave to relax and regenerate. Annual leave has a number of great benefits, not only for the health of your employees’, but also the overall productivity and success of your business. However, I understand that employee’s leave requests do not always work …

Is an Owner or Director considered an employee? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Is an Owner or Director considered an employee?

It is essential to understand where an Owner or Director sits with regards to head count, prior to certain action being taken by the business. A “Small Business Employer” is defined in the Fair Work Act as an employer with fewer than 15 employees, and has access to a number of concessions in relation to the termination of employees, such …