October 18, 2018

Breaking HR News: You now have 7 days to make a termination payment

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has handed down determinations to make variations to a number of modern awards.

The most recent announcement is in relation to the new Payment of Termination clauses which have been inserted in most awards.

What does this mean for your business?

Essentially, employers must pay all wages and any other amounts due to an employee no later than 7 days after the day of termination. You can view the Schedule of determinations here.

When the changes will be effective?

The changes will come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2018.

If you’re concerned about how these changes might affect you and your business, then feel free to contact one of the Catalina Consultant team members.

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Merilyn founded Catalina Consultants in 2012 on the belief that all organisations, regardless of size, should have access to top quality bespoke HR services. She enjoys working closely with her clients and believes that the best results are built on relationships of rapport, trust and authenticity. Growing up, Merilyn had her sight set on stardom and dreamed of becoming an actor. She also sang and played the piano, but ended up studying accounting and HR. Whilst she hasn’t won her Grammy just yet, she still loves a good karaoke night. Merilyn loves to travel with her family, with South Africa being one of her most memorable destinations.

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