Posted November 13, 2017
The Hair and Beauty industry is a dynamic, evolving industry with everything from techniques, products, trends and even regulations changing constantly. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter, which you can catch up for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2017 here. Here are the changes made to the Hair & Beauty Award that salon owners need to know about in the third quarter of 2017.
- PENALTY RATES UPDATE
On Tuesday 3 October, The Fair Work Commission (FWC) directed that any party that supports the variations to the Hair & Beauty Award that were proposed by HABA should file a comprehensive written submission and evidence by 28 February 2018.
Members who are willing to provide comprehensive impact statements on how the current Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates impact on their current business trading are strongly urged to contact Adrian Boothman HABA Senior IR Adviser on 02 9221 9911 or email@example.com as soon as possible. Be part of changing the Industry and use this opportunity to have your say.
- PAID BLOOD DONOR REJECTED
On 7 September, HABA along with Ai Group were successful in getting the FWC to reject the SDA’s claim for paid leave to donate blood four times a year. We opposed the claim, arguing businesses should not be required to pay for employees to participate in community activities, regardless of how worthwhile such activities might be regarded. It is a great result for Salon Owners across Australia and would not have been possible without the support of our members and testimonials backing the opposition that was put forward by HABA and Ai Group.
- PAID FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE REJECTED
Although the union’s claim for 10 days of paid leave for domestic violence was rejected by the Commission on 3 July, their decision was left open to the possibility of unpaid domestic violence leave. The matter of unpaid family and domestic violence leave is still yet to be determined, and HABA will update its members should there be any change to this matter.
As a member of HABA, Salon Owners can feel secure in the knowledge that they are represented by an organisation that truly has their best interests at heart. HABA is the only organisation in Australia that can (and does) regularly and directly oppose changes or suggested changes to the Hair & Beauty Award, protecting salon owners from changes that would put unfair strain on your business. Support the organisation that supports you and become a HABA member today.
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