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Peninsula Group strengthens its roots in ANZ

July 11, 2024 | Adam Wyatt

Peninsula Employsure, a leading provider of HR, WHS and employment relations advice for Australian and New Zealand businesses, today announced the next phase of its evolution. 

Worsening labour shortages forces agricultural sector to evaluate next steps

September 1, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

Agricultural businesses across Australia are currently experiencing one of the longest periods of chronic labour shortages in its history. 

Wild Things You Never Thought HR Have to Deal With

May 18, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

You could be forgiven for thinking that HR’s role is limited to hiring and firing. But there’s a lot more to HR than that. In fact, in celebration of the upcoming International HR Day on 20 May; we wanted to shine a spotlight on HR professionals all over the world for whom no two days ar

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What To Do If Your Employees Are Refusing To Come Back To Work

June 1, 2020 | Adam Wyatt

Employers have the right to ask staff to work where reasonable during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Peninsula, Australia’s leading workplace relations company.

What employers must do if a COVID-19 case is identified at work

January 24, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

Health vigilance in the workplace has never been more important now that Australia has switched from trying to eliminate COVID-19 to living with it.

Vindication Ahead for Thousands of Workers

October 24, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

$532 million was recovered by The Fair Work Ombudsman owed to 384, 805 employees who were underpaid between 2021 and 2022. This sum is the largest of back-paid wages and entitlements for the highest number of workers.

Victoria’s Casual Sick Pay Trial: Dan’s Double Dip Dilemma

March 18, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

The Victorian’s recent announcement of a trial funding sick leave for casual workers for the next two years has been met with resistance and apprehension by businesses already struggling with two years of COVID restrictions and uncertainty.

Victoria Lockdown Extension – Should JobKeeper Enabling Directions Return?

June 2, 2021 | Adam Wyatt

The seven-day extension of Victoria’s lockdown is evidence JobKeeper enabling directions ended too prematurely, according to Employsure, Australia’s largest workplace relations advisor.

Valentine’s Day – Can employers control a workplace romance?

February 14, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

There is no point denying it, romance can blossom in the workplace. Co-workers often spend more time together than their own family, and the shared experience of working together can lead to the formation of strong emotional bonds between colleagues.

Vale Dean Woods OAM

March 4, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

Peninsula would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Dean Woods, following the news of his passing.

Uber Eats Drivers Ruled To Be Contractors, Not Employees

September 2, 2019 | Adam Wyatt

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a landmark ruling on Uber Eats drivers, with potential ramifications for the entire gig economy.

Triple Winners! BrightHR wins big at the Australian Business Awards

October 7, 2021 | Adam Wyatt

Throw SME’s a lifeline instead of throwing them under the bus, says Peninsula

May 3, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

With the Federal Election campaign now at the half way point, the nation’s leading workplace advisory firm for Small-Medium Enterprises (SME’s) has called on both sides of politics to step up and provide urgent support to struggling businesses as a priority.

The Truth About Unemployment

May 24, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

Business experts are calling it ‘the perfect storm’. Public Servants have used the statistics in attempts to win election votes and Economists are talking about ‘stagflation’ for the first time since the 70s and 80s.

Tech Layoffs- The Great Overhiring Correction

January 18, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Tech layoffs have been making the global news lately. Elon Musk’s highly publicised mass redundancies with nearly 50% of the global Twitter task force made redundant overnight; sent waves around the world. 

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Sudden staff shortages mean Easter weekend not all it’s cracked up to be for frustrated employers

April 12, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

As small to medium businesses across Australia respond to sudden staff shortages because of the pandemic, the looming 4-day Easter break is not what it’s cracked up to be when it comes to effectively understanding and managing correct holiday period entitlements for workers.

Succeeding Through COVID – Steps employer must take when staff test positive

February 4, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

With thousands of COVID-19 infections being recorded daily in Australia, business owners across the country are facing the constant struggle of trying to stay open while also managing sick employees.

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Subway Franchises Stung for Underpayment

November 29, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

After a lengthy investigation as a result of anonymous tip offs and requests for assistance, the Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered over $81,000 in unpaid wages for 167 current and past employees from 22 different Subway franchises.

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Step It Up And Walk To Work

October 4, 2019 | Adam Wyatt

Today is Diabetes Australia, Walk to Work Day – an annual event that helps employers and employees build regular walking into their daily routine for a healthier workplace.

Statement regarding the ACCC’s $1M penalty appeal against Peninsula

January 18, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

Peninsula has made significant changes and improvements since first being approached by the ACCC in 2018 regarding Google ads which ran from July 31, 2017, to April 12, 2018. These ads have not been live or part of our strategy since.

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