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Contact our free Industrial Relations Information Service for a limited time!

Do you have a question about your rights and obligations as an employer under the Fair Work Act?

Canberra Business Chamber understands the stresses and difficulties of running a business in the current climate. We’re working hard to provide extra support to businesses across the ACT, which is why we’re running a new industrial relations information service for all Canberra businesses.

You can call us for free limited information on your employer obligations, modern awards, the Fairwork Act and Commonwealth workplace laws.

We can provide information on:

  • Pay rates, including overtime payments
  • Leave entitlements, including parental leave
  • Notice and redundancy entitlements
  • JobKeeper in the workplace
    • JobKeeper 2.0 employee eligibility;
    • the 80-hour threshold test;
    • determining tier payment rates;
    • alternate reference periods or other JobKeeper 2.0 matters.

Contact us! We’re here to help you get back to business.

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Our industrial relations team are here to answer all your questions!

Phone 1300 296 569
email address IRinfo@canberrabusiness.com

Jobkeeper 2.0 Employer Guide

Obtain your FREE Jobkeeper 2.0 Employer Guide by emailing IRinfo@canberrabusiness.com.au

The guide covers all aspects of the JobKeeper wage subsidy for qualifying employers including employer/employee eligibility, changes in payment rates, interaction with JobSeeker and the Fair Work Act flexibilities for both qualifying and legacy employers.

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Our employment law experts can provide in-depth advice and guidance on:

  • Managing your workforce, including dispute resolution.
  • Contract writing and policy templates tailored to your business needs.
  • Modern awards and clauses, including award flexibility, rostering, overtime, and offsetting $ figures.
  • Leave entitlements, including calculation of pro-rated or different entitlements contained in Enterprise Agreements, policies or contracts.
  • Changes to your award in conjunction with other legislation, for example JobKeeper.
  • Managing terminations, including determining grounds for dismissal, conducting investigations and structuring meetings
  • Wages and overtime payments, including assessment of wages against the award and averaging provisions.

Industrial Relations News

“Recover, Re-Energise and Reform.” Business Chamber Launches Election Manifesto

Canberra Business Chamber has called on the ACT’s political leaders to commit to a 20-point program that will drive economic recovery, upskill and provide jobs for Canberrans, and, and make it easier for ACT businesses to start, grow and compete. Launching the Chamber’s priorities for the October 17th poll, Chamber CEO Graham Catt said that … Continue reading “Recover, Re-Energise and Reform.” Business Chamber Launches Election Manifesto

JobKeeper Amendment Rules Issued

Following ACCI’s circular on 11 August 2020 regarding the announced changes to employee eligibility under JobKeeper including the extension of the employment reference date to 1 July 2020, the legislative instrument with respect to such changes has now been registered. The changes to the reference date have retrospective application and take effect from the JobKeeper … Continue reading JobKeeper Amendment Rules Issued

JobKeeper 2.0: Extension to March 2021 welcomed

Yesterday, the Federal Government announced an extension to the JobKeeper wage subsidy program. This is in response to calls from Canberra Business Chamber, through the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) and other industry groups, for the continuation of the subsidy. JobKeeper has been an important lifeline to businesses during the COVID crisis, and … Continue reading JobKeeper 2.0: Extension to March 2021 welcomed