Log hours for all employees – Have you caught up with latest legislation?

As we all start to return back to work over the coming weeks it is the perfect time to put your systems in place for employee timekeeping. New changes that came into place on March 1st, 2020, for the most part, may have been overshadowed by COVID-19.

Several modern awards now need people who are paid under annualised salary provisions to actually record there start and finish time each day.

Who is impacted?

If you’re covered under the following modern awards, this will be relevant to you:

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2010
  • Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010
  • Contract Call Centres Award 2010
  • Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010
  • Legal Services Award 2010
  • Mining Industry Award 2010
  • Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010 (clerical employees only)
  • Salt Industry Award 2010
  • Telecommunications Services Award 2010
  • Water Industry Award 2010
  • Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award 2010

If you work under the following awards, the changes will apply to you, but only if you agree to the new arrangements

  • Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010
  • Local Government Industry Award 2010
  • Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010
  • Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010 (non-clerical employees)
  • Pharmacy Industry Award 2010
  • Rail Industry Award 2010
  • Horticulture Award
  • Pastoral Award 2010

Start your trial and make the collection of employee start and finish times easier than ever before, integrate directly into your payroll saving many weekly hours of manual data collation, calculation and data entry.

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The Fair Work Commission is introducing changes to the terms of several modern awards which will mean that from 1 March 2020 there will be new obligations on employers paying annual salaries under these provisions. Although these changes will vary slightly from award to award, some of the common changes will require employers to:

  1. Have in place written documentation that records which provisions of the award are intended to be included within the annual salary.
  2. Specify in this documentation the ‘outer limits’ of the number of overtime or penalty rate hours that are included within the annual salary in each pay period/roster cycle.
  3. Where an employee works hours that exceed those ‘outer limits’ in a pay period/roster cycle, pay the employee for those hours worked (at the relevant overtime or penalty rate) within the relevant pay cycle.
  4. Keep records of the start times, finish times and unpaid break times for each employee paid an annual salary, and have employees sign, or acknowledge as accurate, that record in each pay cycle.
  5. Perform an annual ‘reconciliation’ every 12 months, calculated from the commencement of the annualised salary arrangement or upon the termination of the employee’s employment. The annual reconciliation will involve calculating the amount the employee would have been paid if they were paid on an hourly basis in accordance with the award. If there is any shortfall it must be paid within 14 days.

In addition, some awards will require that annual salaries under these provisions can only be paid where employees agree to this arrangement.

 

Start your trial and make the collection of employee start and finish times easier than ever before, integrate directly into your payroll saving many weekly hours of manual data collation, calculation and data entry.

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More important than ever to record electronic employee start times during Covid-19

Recording electronic start and finish times for employees has never been more important. You can help easily provide information about the movements of your employees. You can also record evidence of flu vaccine for Health locations including Aged Care, Hospitals and more.

Construction – which construction sites were your workers on over the last 15 days? Know quickly where your people have been

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Making it simple for employees to sign in and out into areas/locations of work through a mobile phone or watch

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Scheduling fast changing businesses – Working from home

Posted on: March 24, 2020 | Categories: StaffRosters Blog Working from home

While many businesses are in serious trouble, already closed or on the verge of collapse, some businesses have had to employ many more employees. Many businesses now have employees working from home. I have been saying for several weeks the world has gone crazy. Reading the stories this week is gut-wrenching with hundreds of thousands of people heading very quickly to millions of people out of work, the flow-on effect is going to be massive.

If you need help with your employees working from home getting information for payroll book in a 15-minute call below.

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In 15 minutes we can get your account started and people signing in with their mobile phone.

We are deployed working from home, you can still call AU 1300 800 077 or USA/Canada 213.631.3612 or UK 1618 808 954  for any assistance with your software.


Fair Work changes affect thousands of businesses

Posted on: March 11, 2020 | Categories: Complaince Fair Work Modern Awards StaffRosters Blog

Fair Work Australia changes come into effect 1st of March 2020. Does this affect your business?

Who is impacted?

Many awards have already been impacted including the Clerks-Private Sector Award and Pharmacy award. The next major industries to be impacted include the hospitality industry general award and the Restaurant Industry Award. These two awards alone will impact thousands of businesses and millions of employees.

Why were these changes made?

These changes have been made to help salaried employees who were working 50, 60, 70, 80 hours a week and more but only getting paid for 40 hours .

How does it work?

Effectively salaried staff now need to sign in and out each day and based on the hours worked over 12 months they must not be worse off than the appropriate modern award.

What can I do?

If you’re not currently asking salaried staff to sign in and out you should start, if you use timesheets for the purpose you should consider electronic for easy annualized reporting.

Start a trial now and solve this problem in your business or call 1300 800 077 in Australia +612 8188 3749 outside of Australia to discuss – Ask for Peter


Managing unavailability in retail

How you manage unavailability today could be a mixture of text messages, Facebook posts, spreadsheets, notes on your PC and even writing on your hand.

Do you feel like this some days? Especially when you have the schedule all sorted and another person calls in sick!

The guy behind I reckon has seen this before! He also looks like the NCIS guy!
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You can make scheduling so much easier today, imagine employees activating their own availability for you to approve without one text message. I have spoken to companies that manage unavailability on a Facebook post, perfect if you have all day to keep checking the post. Improve your processes – start a free scheduling trial today

 


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