Surveillance Catches Former Employee Faking Injuries To Get Compensation

Yes, you heard it right – Surveillance has caught a former staff member while she was faking her injuries to claim thousands of dollars in employee compensation.

South Australian resident Zara Deniz injured herself while working as a floor worker at Thomas Food’s processing plant located at Murray Bridge in 2006. A successful claim was made by Zara Deniz that she can’t perform her duty due to the injuries and then started receiving near about $600 in weekly compensation.

More than 6 years later, when an independent medical practitioner was examining her, Deniz allegedly told that she still suffers from chronic pain. She also alleged that this makes it difficult for her to stand, sit or bend down and chances of her working again are really dim.

It has been reported by the Human Resource Department that the company took necessary actions to ensure that the issue is sorted out effectively.

State Government officials put Deniz under surveillance due to her suspicious behaviour and found evidence that she is just faking her illness. She has pleaded guilty to 34 counts of fraud, which makes almost $20,000. On condition that Deniz agreed to a two-year, $500 good-behaviour bond, Magistrate suspended a 9 months and 2 weeks jail sentence.

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Surveillance Catches Former Employee Faking Injuries To Get Compensation

Executive Team Shake-Up Revealed By News Corp Australia

A new approach to the News Corp Australia’s executive leadership was unveiled by executive chairman Michael Miller. New responsibilities were handed over to top executives Nicole Sheffield and Damien Eales.

Executive chairman Michael Miller appointed Damian Eales, to the new role of chief operating officer, publishing; previously Mr Eales was the head of metro and regional publishing. In an email to staff News Corp Australia Mr Miller said that the focus will be shifted on digital and publishing businesses of the company.

Damien Eales will now be in charge of News Corp Australia’s newspaper publishing assets after assuming his new role in the company. This will now incorporate community mastheads, group marketing and network advertising.

News Corp Australia’s Group Director Human Resources and Corporate Initiatives, Mr Derrick Crowley will now assume the role of chief transformation officer, apart from his responsibility for the department of Human Resources.

Mr Michael Miller said that these newly appointed portfolios will work hand in hand to make sure that the company meets its strategic targets to increase profits and audience opportunities.

Executive Team Shake-Up Revealed By News Corp Australia

Starbucks Is Offering Health Insurance For Parents Of Employees In Mainland China

From 1st June 2017, Starbucks employees in mainland China can add their parents to the company’s health insurance plan. The company’s representative has stated that this policy will benefit more than 10,000 parents.

Executive chairman Howard Schultz, said that “Supporting critical illnesses for aging parents exemplifies what we believe is our responsibility as a global public company and honours the family values deeply-rooted in the Chinese culture,

Starbucks currently has more than 2 thousand stores in China across 127 cities, and employ around 40,000 people.

CEO of Starbucks China Belinda Wong stated “Culturally, parents play an important role in the lives and career choices of our Chinese partners and they are a natural extension of our Starbucks family in China.

Through this new investment, we are stepping up on our responsibility to help our partners take care of their aging parents by alleviating the financial costs that may arise during a family emergency.”

A recent study conducted by human resource department showed that more than 70% of Starbucks’ employees in China are worried about their parents’ health as they age. This led Starbucks to make the decision of implement the new policy.

The study also revealed that nearly 80% of the retail employees who are single are quite concerned about their financial capacity to give for their parents’ proper care for a long-term in case of critical illness.

Starbucks hopes to provide better support to its employees with this new benefit.

Starbucks Is Offering Health Insurance For Parents Of Employees In Mainland China

Katie McGrath Is The New Human Resources Boss In Seven West Media

It is official, Enero global HR director Katie McGrath has been appointed as the Group Executive of human resource department by Seven West Media (SWM).

It has been reported that Katie McGrath will work together with the senior executive team and report to Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner.

McGrath is slated to replace Melanie Allibon, who is now working for Newcrest Mining since January.

Former Human Resource Chief Melanie Allibon left in 2016, a few days after the affair between Amber Harrison (former executive assistant) and Tim Worner (CEO) was revealed.

Before joining Enero, McGrath operated as the national head of HR for Bain & Company and has worked efficiently in various senior HR roles for nearly 2 decades. Katie McGrath holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce and a Post Graduate degree in Psychology.

She will be leading Human Resource operations of all Seven West Media’s businesses, which incorporates the Pacific Magazines Seven Network, the company’s portfolio of digital businesses, and Seven West Media WA which includes The Sunday Times and The West Australian.

Katie McGrath Is The New Human Resources Boss In Seven West Media

Payroll Madness – It’s Just Lots More Than You Think!

Almost every working person will agree with this statement that the best day for them was payday! No matter what’s the size of the company, or on what dates the salary is distributed (depends on the company policy), every employee waits for the payday eagerly, and for many people it’s the only reason they go to work every day.

If you own a business, then you must understand the fact that payday is more than distributing cash or writing cheques to the employees. Payroll management is really a complex area that can damage any business, if not handled properly.

Payroll really begins with the workers’ joining the organisation. As of now the worker fills different types of forms that demonstrate to the organisation one of conceivably a few alternatives. First off, it shows what number of deductions the worker wants to assert in calculating his pay-check.

The higher number of deductions directly implies that less cash is taken out. A few workers assert no deductions so that more cash can be taken out, so that when tax time comes they either pay less tax or may even get a discount or refund.

At the time of getting hired, workers may likewise show if they need to take out cash for investment opportunities, retirement plans or various other things. Some of these might be compulsory, some discretionary.

At that point obviously there are different deductions that must be accounted for in a worker’s pay check. Things need to be considered here are government and state taxes, social security tax, disability tax and relying upon where you live, local and different random taxes. In some fields, such as doctors, they have union dues that must be paid. The aggregate number of deductions will obviously differ from state to state, and organisation to organisation.

When all of these steps are taken and completed, the worker is obviously provided with a pay rate that can either be an hourly, weekly or annual rate, which would then be divided into pay intervals. A few organisations pay weekly and some on a monthly basis.

In the end, after every single deduction is accounted, when the pay interval comes then the workers should be paid. Once more, this is not done by just giving cash from your pocket. With the entire complex calculations required to figure out an employee’s salary, this typically turns out to be excessive for any one individual at an organisation to deal with, unless it’s a small business. For this there are payroll outsourcing services.

By outsourcing payroll, you can easily get away from all the mind-boggling calculations and the compliance risks easily. So, instead of getting into any trouble, choose an easy with outsourced payroll.

Payroll Madness – It’s Just Lots More Than You Think!

Buy The Best Payroll Software With Help Of These 3 Tips

If you’re planning to start a new business, then you also need to concentrate on many other things apart from the core products or services of your business. One such thing to consider is payroll. You can choose to get a software that can manage the payroll operations of your company, but how do you find what’s best for you.

While searching for the software, you’ll come across many products, but it’s quite tough to choose the right one for your company. The ideal thing to do here is that just like any other big purchase, is to find out what you require in the software and the package that works best for your company.

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Remember, there’s no immediate need to buy complex robust software, if you have just started your company. The software you do purchase, however, ought to address whatever issues your organisation will have. For example, are your workers going to be on a time clock and paid hourly? Assuming this is the case, you will need to discover software that will function parallel with some type of time management schedule.

You are also expected to discover a software package that can manage various hourly pays to account for different workers who get varying amounts. However, you won’t require this functionality, if all the workers in your company are on salary. If yes, then you probably don’t require this function.

Secondly, you may wish for a functionality which is the capacity to effortlessly make alterations. Let’s be honest, workers will neglect to punch in or out, every now and then and you should be the one to settle the time in the clock. Search for a software that makes this capacity simple. The reality is that most of the software has this function, however make sure that you’re fine with the user-friendliness and operations before you make a decision and buy that product.

Lastly, you need to discover how much payroll software is going to cost you. Discover how much the advance cost is, how many updates are, and what sort of customer support is provided by the company. There are lot of software available in the market, yet the great ones will offer you complete help to guarantee your prosperity.

Likewise, discover how much the payroll software will cost if your organisation develops, whether you need to buy a new larger one, or the current software will be updated from time to time. What is imperative, however, is to discover what will be most affordable for your organisation over the long run.

Remember, you need to consider getting payroll software, if you’re starting a new business with a few workers. Payroll software are generally user-friendly and can be used by anyone with basic computer knowledge, however if you really don’t want to get a software then payroll outsourcing is other service that you can consider for your business.

Buy The Best Payroll Software With Help Of These 3 Tips