Category: Workplace Relations

Maintenance – It’s Not Just for Vehicles

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service adviser trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke stresses the importance of maintaining all aspects of your dealership. As I was weeding my garden for…

ARE YOU PREPARED? JOBKEEPER COMPLIANCE REVIEWS AND JOBKEEPER 2.0

Many in the automotive industry have put their hand up to claim eligibility for the Federal Government’s ‘JobKeeper’ program and received support payments for eligible employees and eligible business participants. With the ATO ramping up JobKeeper review activity, and JobKeeper…

WE WANT YOU! SPEAK AT THE AADA CONVENTION

With plans underway for the rebooted AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo we are creating a dynamic and engaging program to meet the new challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to the front of our operational agenda’s. It is…

Public Holidays

With a slew of public holidays just over the horizon, employers should be mindful of the requirements of the modern awards and the Fair Work Act. All employees who would normally work on a given day, are paid when a…

CHRISTMAS PARTIES – YOUR DUTY OF CARE

The festive season is nearly here again and no doubt many members are looking forward to celebrating with their employees. Work Christmas functions are good for morale, a nice way to say thanks for the efforts put in over the…

FAIR WORK COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT

The Fair Work Commission has published its Annual Report for the 2015-16 Financial Year. While the report covers all aspects of the work the Commission carries out, there are some sections that will be of particular relevance to our members….

THE HARDEST CALL ANY LEADER MUST MAKE

The hardest call to be made in leadership is to hire, promote and attract people who have the right character but don’t yet have the necessary skills. My philosophy in this area is simple: If you want to be successful,…

SALARY SACRIFICE INTO A SUPERANNUATION FUND

In a decision of Fair Work Australia, Vice President Lawler confirmed that employees are able to set up a salary sacrifice arrangement that takes their net pay below the award rate.  (Casey Grammar School v Independent Education Union of Australia,…