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Warning on terminating injured or sick employees

Warning on terminating injured or sick employees

Terminating an injured or sick worker is a complex area for employers and HR professionals, with overlapping legislation offering various protections for employees.  The MPGA warns that you exercise caution and obtain advice before terminating any employee to ensure the dismissal is not unfair or unlawful.  

NCC spells out changes to AS3500 series

The latest version of the National Construction Code (NCC) comes into effect from 1 May 2019 and brings into play the new Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), which references the AS/NZS3500:2018 series.

Police check now required for licence renewals

As part of new rules for plumbers' licensing, applicants are now required to obtain a National Police History Check each time they renew their licence.

The Plumbers Licensing Board requested this power as one way to ensure applicants for renewal could show their fitness to hold a licence. 

Sir Bob Geldof launches Better Life Outcomes initiative

Sir Bob Geldof launches Better Life Outcomes initiative

Activist, philanthropist and musician Sir Bob Geldof was in Perth recently to help celebrate World Plumbing Day, which takes place on 11 March every year, and to launch a life changing project to deliver sustainable plumbing and sanitation solutions to remote communities around Australia. 
Unified push for change in 2019

Unified push for change in 2019

On behalf of the Master Plumbers & Gasiftters Association of WA, I’m pleased to welcome all members and partners for another year.

I hope you and your families had an enjoyable festive season and are refreshed and ready for bigger and better things over the coming 12 months.

With a federal election in May, our primary objective this year is to advocate for positive change for the plumbing and gasfitting industry.
 

New FBT rules for tradies and their utes

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has made a change to the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) guidelines, set to take affect for the 2019 FBT year and beyond, that will give businesses that supply employees with utes and vans a prescriptive method to apply to get an exemption to FBT. It is a change from the previous “minor, infrequent and irregular use” test that has been in place.
MPGA supports security of payment for plumbing contractors

MPGA supports security of payment for plumbing contractors

The Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia (Union of Employers) (MPGA) has been participating in workshops at both State and National levels. Security of payments is a key issue among plumbers as they are generally subcontractors and reliant on payment from head contractors for cash flow to maintain their businesses.

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