Discover everything there is to know about MPAQ Workplace Relations!
Useful information for employers, including information on employment contracts, penalty rates, leave entitlements, superannuation, termination and more!
Information regarding debt disputes, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (BCIPA).
Australia Day Public Holiday and Pay Rates
MPAQ would like to remind members that Friday 26 January 2018 is a public holiday for Australia Day. Due to this public holiday there may be some changes to the pay rates of some employees on the day, so check out this guide to ensure that you are paying your staff correctly.
Information regarding when an employee is entitled to redundancy pay from the employer as well as the minimum redundancy payments depending on the employees term of service.
Information about employee termination, including the requirements and entitlements of employees when their employment is terminated either by the employee or the employer.
Workplace Health and Safety
Information on Workplace Health and Safety and the relevant member benefits to assist you with remaining compliant.
MPAQ have a suite of employment contracts available for members. These contracts include full time, part time and casual employees employed as plumbers, apprentices, clerical staff, labourers and retail staff.
Plumbing is a regulated trade which requires a four year apprenticeship to be qualified. MPAQ are here to assist you with everything from finding the right apprentice to information on the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.
Information on the use and purpose of workers compensation in your business including the relevant State workers compensation regulator.
Fair Work Commission
Information on who the Fair Work Ombudsman is and how they assist with workplace matters. Including the Fair Work Information Statement that must be provided to new employees to make them aware of their conditions of employment.
MPAQ Plumbing Specific Contracts
MPAQ have created plumbing specific contracts in conjunction with McKays Solicitors with plumbers in mind. They have undergone extensive industry consultation and testing to ensure they are specifically suited for plumbers in Queensland.