Employees

Arabon Accountants employee leave COVID

Everything you need to know about employee leave when isolating because of COVID

As the majority of Australia has switched to a policy of ‘letting COVID rip’, more employees are now isolating with COVID as a patient or close contact than ever before.  Consequently, more employees are relying on their annual or sick leave entitlements to ensure they’re getting paid while in isolation.  This article summarises the most …

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Arabon Accountants Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

How to access the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

With nearly 700,000 active COVID-19 cases across Australia, the federal government has readjusted how people who are forced out of work to isolate can access hardship payments.  Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can now be used as proof you’ve been infected with the virus and may be used to prove eligibility for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.  …

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Arabon Business Accounting People and Culture

Creating great places to work: engaging employees’ skill and will

Purpose is the primary element of motivation. At the heart of any business is its business practices.  This is typically in the hands of a company’s greatest asset, cost centre and risk; the workforce or human element, which has many moving parts.  It is paramount that we not only meet our obligations to various government regulators …

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Arabon Business Accounting Christmas Party Fails

Christmas party fails

Christmas….that time of year when the festivities not only bring joy but excessive expenses, potential harassment claims, and other employer headaches. As Phyllis Diller once said, “What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.”

Arabon Business Accounting Parental Leave

Parental leave, where are we up to?

How did paid parental leave get to be so contentious?  The current debate is not about parental leave in general; the entitlement to 12 months with a potential for 24 months of unpaid leave with your job guaranteed (or an equivalent position) remains.  It’s about who pays for paid leave.