Upgrade to HR Advice Online Service

Workforce Guardian has launched an upgrade to our HR Advice Online Service. With new features to help protect key advisors, and to help key advisors help clients manage HR and compliance with confidence. All at no additional cost to our subscribers.

Under Section 550 of the Fair Work Act, key advisors (such as HR managers, accountants, bookkeepers and payroll professionals) risk personal prosecution for accessorial liability if their employer breaches Australian employment laws.

New HR Advice Forms

Workforce Guardian's HR Advice Online Service now includes more forms to help key advisors ask a wider range of questions about HR and employment law. Forms include:

  • -  General HR Advice for your Clients Enquiry: This form is designed to help you ask general HR questions THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY OTHER FORMS.
  • Modern Award Coverage for your Clients Enquiry: This form is designed to help you confirm the correct Modern Award coverage for an employee.
  • Long Service Leave for your Clients Enquiry: This form is designed to help you determine the Long Service Leave for an employee in a client's business.
  • Pay Rates for your Clients Enquiry: This form is designed to help you confirm the correct pay grade/rate for an employee covered by a Modern Award.
  • Poor Work Conduct and Performance Enquiry for your Clients: This form is designed to help you determine the appropriate next steps to take with an employee in a client's business who has been exhibiting ongoing poor behaviour.
  • Redundancy Enquiry for your Clients: This form is designed to help you determine the appropriate next steps to take with an employee in a client's business when the business has determined that their position is no longer required, and the amount of any entitlements upon termination of employment for reasons of redundancy.
  • Follow Up Question: Use this form if you have a follow-up question regarding a recently lodged enquiry.

New 'HR Intermediary' section

Workforce Guardian's HR Advice Online Service now includes a 'HR intermediary' section.

In recent years, over 90% of all litigation commenced by the Fair Work Ombudsman has sought orders against accessories.

Accessorial liability issues for individuals often arise in relation to paying workers incorrectly, breaches of the National Employment Standards (NES), sham contracting, adverse action and discrimination.

Even relatively minor actions can result in a person being held accessorily liable. For example, a failure to give written notice of dismissal before dismissing a person from their employment would contravene the Fair Work Act 2009. The employer and any person involved in the contravention could then face prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The new 'HR Intermediary' section includes:

  • Important HR Questions For Clients
  • HR Health Check for Clients
  • Fair Work Coverage for Clients
  • And more!

50% Saving On HR Advice Hotline

Subscribers to our HR Advice Online Service continue to save 50% off our normal rate.

  • - Subscriber rate: $49.50 inc gst per 15 minutes (save $49.50 per 15 minutes)
  • - Normal rate: $99 inc gst per 15 minutes

When your HR or employment relations issue needs immediate action and a quick but professional opinion, call our HR Advice Hotline service and speak to our highly qualified HR and employment relations specialists.

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