With ANZAC Day falling on a Saturday this year, small business owners may be unsure about which days are considered public holidays, and whether there will be any changes to opening hours.
Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act, if ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is also a public holiday. However, under some Awards the public holiday rates are paid for the Monday as a ‘substitute’ public holiday, while other Awards provide for the public holiday only on the Saturday.
Small Business Commissioner, David Eaton, says small business operators need to meet their wage obligations by paying employees at the correct rate. Read more »
Crimes such as shoplifting and graffiti affect small businesses in Australia every day with shoplifting alone estimated to cost business owners more than $800 million annually.
Small business owners can fall victim to crimes ranging from vandalism and retail theft, to robbery and online fraud, by unknown assailants, clients, customers, competition or even staff.