2023 wage circulars now available

The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wages Panel awarded an increase of 5.75 per cent taking the National Minimum wage (NMW) to $882.80 per week or $23.23 per hour.

29 June 2023

Submit your 2023 worker service return with QLeave

QLeave helps building and construction workers in Queensland get the long service leave they’ve earned.

26 June 2023

Concrete placing boom (CPB) audits 2022

The Office of Industrial Relations has advised that WorkSafe Queensland (WHSQ) are currently conducting a concrete placing boom (CPB) audit.

31 May 2023

Time’s nearly up for ‘zombie agreements’

Following amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), pre-2010 enterprise agreements, referred to as ‘zombie agreements’, will automatically terminate on 7 December 2023.

31 May 2023

Requests for flexible work changes coming from 6 June 2023

Employer obligations when responding to employee requests for flexible working arrangements will change from 6 June 2023.

12 May 2023

Silica code of practice from 1 May 2023

As of 1 May 2023, the Managing respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in construction and manufacturing of construction elements Code of Practice 2022 will come into effect.

27 April 2023

Annual shutdown changes

Following the completion of the Fair Work Commission's (FWC) four-yearly review of modern awards the FWC has handed down a decision that the Fair Work Act does not include a power for the Commission to include terms in Modern Awards by which an employer can require an employee to take unpaid leave during a period of annual shutdown.

13 April 2023

New code helping improve mental health in workplaces commences

On 1 April 2023 the new Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice commenced.

3 April 2023

Single touch payroll (STP) Phase 2

The Master Builders team has noted an uptick of calls from members regarding changes to single touch payroll (STP) reporting. One issue we have been asked about several times is changes to remuneration reporting. Specifically, the new requirement that in some instances allowances and overtime are not included in gross reporting, and reportable separately.

27 March 2023

NCC 2022 tools now available

With critical changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) coming into effect from 1 October 2023, we’ve developed two information tools to assist you to understand the requirements and support implementation within your new builds and major renovations from 1 October 2023.

27 March 2023

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