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UPCOMING CLAIMS IN THE FWC FOR THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY

August 14, 2017

The Hair & Beauty industry is constantly evolving and this often spills over into the award for employees too. While we have just released the list of significant changes that are occuring to the Hair & Beauty Award in Q2 of 2017, there are a number of key propositions being put forward by the unions […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE FOR THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

August 7, 2017

We work in a dynamic, evolving industry with everything from techniques, products, trends – and even regulations – changing all the time. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter. Here are the changes made that salon owners need to know about in the second […]


BeyondBlue the real winners in HABA Luxury Prize Draw

July 31, 2017

Hair and Beauty Australia were proud to have recently donated $5,000 to beyondblue, the profits from our huge Luxury Draw put on to raise money and awareness for those in our community who are suffering from depression and anxiety. Around 1 million Australian adults live with depression and over 2 million have anxiety. On average, […]


DECISION ON CASUAL WORKERS

July 24, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has made a landmark decision which will give casual employees covered by an additional 85 workplace awards the right to request permanent work after being employed for 12 months. In its decision, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) said as long as the casual employment was “long-term in nature, and to be […]


EMPLOYSURE NOT A SURE THING

July 17, 2017

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) have recently criticised Employsure for misleading clients with the truth – that Employsure are not and have never been affiliated with the FWO. Employsure Pty Ltd is a privately owned and held business which operates a telephone-based advice service relating to workplace issues for business owners. They have been accused […]


THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO CONSIDER

July 10, 2017

The end of the financial year has been and gone and we are all taking a deep sigh as we get under way for FY2017/2018. Now that everything is feeling shiny and “new” it’s a great chance for salon owners to sit down and review the year that was and what things you can do […]


NEW WAGE RATES FOR HAIRDRESSERS & BEAUTICIANS IN 2017

July 3, 2017

We told our members back at the start of June that the National Minimum Wage was to increase after July 1 and we can now confirm the pay rates for Hairdressers and Beauticians across Australia have increased too. HABA takes the time to calculate the changes to the award wage quite carefully, as rounding errors […]


HAIRDRESSER LICENSE NOT NECESSARY AND NOT LEGAL

June 27, 2017

There have been a number of conversations happening in the industry recently about creating a licensing/registration program. Hair and Beauty Australia are firmly behind the movement to create stronger regulation in the hair and beauty industry, both to protect the integrity of the profession and to ensure that clients are ultimately better cared for in […]


Income tax vs. BAS – What you need to know.

June 19, 2017

Tax time is well and truly upon us, and if you haven’t booked an appointment to visit your tax agent yet, pick up the phone and give them a call. It’s time to get organised for the end of financial year and HABA understands that tax can be a real cause of confusion for salon […]


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGES TO INCREASE FROM 1 JULY 2017

June 12, 2017

It was announced this week that the National Minimum Wage was to increase after July 1 by 3.3% to $18.29 an hour – a rise of nearly 60c per hour for workers. The new national minimum wage will be $694.90 per week, an increase of $22.20 per week. This amount is nearly half of the […]


End of Financial Year Tax Time – What you need to do.

June 5, 2017

Tax time—those two words can strike a mixture of fear, dread and anticipated boredom into the heart of any business owner. But it doesn’t have to be so bad – a bit of preparation in advance of the general End of Financial Year Panic Period (after June 30) and some time spent with a great […]


SMALL BUSINESS AND SUPERANNUATION

May 29, 2017

There is a lot of conversation about superannuation happening at the moment. Maybe it’s Scott Morrison’s latest scheme to assist with the housing affordability crisis, or the fact that there are so many baby-boomers retiring and it’s all they can think about. Maybe it’s just that it’s coming to the end of the year, and […]


EMPLOYER PAY SLIP OBLIGATIONS

May 22, 2017

As we careen towards the end of the financial year, pay slips and group certificates begin to take on almost a life of their own, becoming a huge pain point for most businesses. We feel it too at Hair & Beauty Australia, as with our HABA Payroll service, we begin to get plenty of questions […]


FEDERAL BUDGET 2017 – What does it mean for Hair and Beauty Salon Owners?

May 10, 2017

Budget Night 2017 was one that was highly anticipated by all Australians, as we wait to see what our current government has planned for businesses, housing affordability and reducing the deficit – all hot-button topics that raised eyebrows during the election campaign. Most importantly out of the evening, The Government will back small businesses by reducing […]


HANDLING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY IN THE WORKPLACE

May 8, 2017

Around 1 million Australian adults live with depression and over 2 million have anxiety. On average, one in five women and one in eight men will experience depression in their lifetime. One in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety. These statistics are significant, startling and concerning for employers. The results of […]


457 Visas Change – What does it mean for salon owners?

April 28, 2017

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced that the subclass 457 will be abolished, and be replaced by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, which will begin in March 2018. Furthermore, changes have also been made to all Skilled Migrant and Employer Sponsored visas eligible list of occupations. Sydney hair salon owner and HABA Member […]


How to deal with Alcohol and Work

April 19, 2017

It’s all gravy until one of your team members arrives at work reeking of booze after a big weekend, a long weekend or just a bad afternoon. Along with the risk of sandwich sickies (sick days around public holidays that allow staff an extra long weekend without taking any annual leave), ANZAC Day is notorious […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE OF CHANGES TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD

April 18, 2017

We work in a dynamic, evolving industry, with everything from techniques and products to trends and even regulations changing all the time. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter. Here are the changes made that salon owners need to know about in the first […]


EASTER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

April 10, 2017

As Easter races up to meet us in 2017, it’s no wonder that salon owners across the country are crying out, asking what they are supposed to do during this period. At HABA we are fielding calls left right and center about obligations, must-have’s and don’t-do’s for public holidays, and we are here to give […]


GET ADVICE YOUR INDUSTRY BODY REGARDING YOUR AWARD FOR BEST RESULTS         

April 3, 2017

  One of the biggest benefits of a HABA Membership is access to our team of industrial relations experts, who offer comprehensive and well informed advice about changes to, legalities around and the finer details of the Hair and Beauty Award. Recently, our team have seen a number of concerns because the advice that has […]


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