Sunday, July 17, 2011

Making Work/Life Flexibility Work

A recent survey by the Flex+Strategy Group on work/life flexibility revealed:
  • Eleven percent of respondents said that their use of work-life flexibility increased and 76 percent said it stayed the same during the recession.
  • Sixty-six percent believe employee health, morale and productivity suffer as a result of having no work-life flexibility.
  • Those who worried about making less money due to improved work-life flexibility decreased from 45 percent in 2006 to 21 percent this year.

Are your employees seeking work-life flexibility? While having flexibility in when, where and how you work is increasingly becoming the norm at companies of all sizes, a new study, the Work+Life Fit Reality Check, reveals there are still some roadblocks in the way.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Paid Parental Leave - 1 July 2011, what Employers need to know

As of 1 July 2011, employers will now be responsible for the administration of paid parental leave payments to employees under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010.

You must provide Parental Leave Pay to an eligible employee who:

  • has a child born or adopted from 1 July 2011
  • has worked for you for at least 12 months prior to the expected date of birth or adoption
  • will be your employee for their Paid Parental Leave period
  • is an Australian-based employee, and
  • is expected to receive at least eight weeks of Parental Leave Pay.
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