Bassendean supports local business

Clientl has been listed on the Bassendean Business site here. Bassendean Business supports local business in the Town of Bassendean with a variety of programs and initiatives that help start, improve or move your business. Great to be based in a Council that is so supportive of small business. Check them out and get involved if you’re in or around Bassendean.

Casual conversion…have you fulfilled your obligations?

On the 1st October 2018, a model casual conversion term was inserted into 84 Modern Awards. When Work Choices was repealed by the Fair Work Act in 2009, casual conversion clauses were only initially included in Modern Awards where casual conversion was already standard practice.

The casual conversion term allows casual employees who meet certain criteria to request to become part time or full time employees after a certain period of service.

What do you need to do?

As of 1st October 2018, employers must give casual employees a copy of the conversion clause in the Modern Award applicable to them within the first 12 months of their first engagement.

Employers who already have casual employees were required to give their casual employees a copy of the relevant conversion clause by 1st January 2019.

Act now!

If you’re a little bit behind, don’t despair. Drop us a line and we’ll help you:

1. Identify casual employees affected and their underpinning award;
2. Present the casual conversion term to those identified;
3. Discuss and explain the changes and answer any questions they may have.

Distracted drivers?

The National Transport Commission has released its issue paper ‘Developing technology-neutral road rules for driver distraction’. Driver distraction is a significant road safety risk, but it lacks research and is not as well understood as drink driving and speeding. In 2017, a study in Western Australia discovered that 17% of road fatalities were attributable to lack of driver attention.

Technology moves fast, but laws do not. The current road rules focus on very specific devices, as opposed to their various functions. Accordingly, they also often fail to distinguish between how modern devices can both aid driving AND erode attention. The limited definition and contemplation of technology is part of the problem.

When the laws and national safety guidelines are out of date, it can be a challenge to ensure your workers are educated and aware of their responsibiltiies and the risks. Clientl can help to make things clearer with driving risk assessments, procedural development and workplace training. Give us a call today to chat about how we work together to keep your people safe on the road.

If you’d like to read the issue paper, you can find it here. Check out page 2 for details on how to make a submission.

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Introducing Clientl

After more than two decades in financial and corporate management, working for a handful of fantastic West Australian companies, I decided to establish my own consulting business, Clientl.
 
Over the years I have enjoyed roles with varied responsibilities and accountability. I prefer working in all areas of the business rather than focusing on just one aspect. I have found this allows me to have a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of operations, meaning I can provide the most effective business support.