24 May, 2016Do you have to pay super for yourself as a sole trader?
If you’re a sole trader, you can choose whether you pay super to yourself. While you still need to pay super for your employees, when it comes to your own super, it’s up to you.Benefits of paying yourself superPaying super for yourself as a sole trader is a good way to save for your retirement.
23 May, 2016Employers, workers and unions reminded of workplace rights and responsibilities ahead of Melbourne mass meeting
Building and construction workers planning to attend a proposed mass meeting in Melbourne on Wednesday should be aware that doing so without their employers’ permission could attract penalties.Fair Work Building and Construction Director Nigel Hadgkiss urged workers who plan to attend the meeting to make sure their actions do not breach the Fair Work Act 2009.
05 May, 2016Message from Transport NSW
CBD and South East Light Rail construction is expanding in Kensington this week, with a new worksite being established in the centre of Anzac Parade, between Todman Avenue and High Street.From Saturday 7 May, the following traffic changes will be in place:All parking on both sides of Anzac Parade, between Todman Avenue and High Street,
27 Apr, 2016Scott Vink added to no permit list
CFMEU official Scott Vink has had his Right of Entry Permits suspended for two years following an incident at the Pacific Fair shopping centre redevelopment which resulted in Mr Vink and the CFMEU being dealt near maximum fines of $9,000 and $48,000 respectively. The Fair Work Commission yesterday accepted FWBC’s submission that Mr Vink’s permits should
06 Apr, 2016FWBC App now includes Building Code 2013!
FWBC is excited to launch the Building Code 2013 section on FWBC On Site!FWBC On Site is a free app that provides industry participants with access to information and answers to common questions about their rights and responsibilities on building and construction sites.The new Building Code 2013 section on FWBC On Site allows industry participants
06 Apr, 2016CFMEU in court for allegedly shutting Barangaroo site
The NSW Branch of the CFMEU and ten of its officials, including State Secretary Brian Parker, are facing court over allegations of unlawful industrial action orchestrated in support of a CFMEU delegate who pushed and verbally abused a Lend Lease worker. According to a statement of claim filed in the Federal Court by Fair Work Building
06 Apr, 2016SuperStream employer industry webinars
SuperStream is here for small employers. If you have 19 or fewer employees, you have until 30 June 2016 to get ready.The following free webinars are designed to help employers understand SuperStream and the steps you need to take to prepare. Read full article
31 Mar, 2016Light rail construction to begin between Margaret and Bridge streets
Here is some information about the construction of the Sydney Light Rail on George Street, between Margaret and Bridge streets, which will begin this Friday 1 April 2016. The attached notification has been delivered to businesses in the area and contains more detail, as does the attached access map.From 10pm Friday 1 April, the following
22 Mar, 2016Get recognition for training your staff
The Australian Training Awards are national awards that recognise excellence in training and development in Australia and include categories for businesses and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).Entries are now open for a number of direct entry categories, including:Small Employer of the Year AwardAustralian Apprenticeships – Employer AwardClick here for more information
21 Mar, 2016Multiple Updates from Transport NSW
We have recently received multiple updates from Transport NSW about their continued work in the Sydney CBD. See below for detailsNotification of work at the intersection of Liverpool and George streets from Monday 21 March 2016As part of the Sydney City Centre Access Strategy, Roads and Maritime Services will be upgrading traffic lights at the