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Queensland Code of conduct

Published: 13 July 2020

The Architects Act 2002 (Qld) requires the Board of Architects of Queensland to make a code of practice to provide guidance to architects registered ...


Keeping time records

Published: 3 November 2011

In order to calculate the cost of time, it is essential for all staff to record the time spent actually generating income and to distinguish this ...


Long term illness or injury absences

Published: 20 July 2016

(Previously known as Minimum wage review 2016 and other HR news) Employers and employees are increasingly at loggerheads when it comes to employees ...


Social functions in the business world

Published: 3 December 2012 | Edited: 16 December 2020

Staff social functions can be an important team-building exercise. They reward staff for their hard work and provide them the opportunity to relax ...


Casual or permanent employment

Published: 5 September 2018

(Previously known as Casual or permanent? – an age old issue) It is imperative that employers correctly classify their employees as either permanent ...


Employment agreements

Published: 2 September 2015 | Edited: 22 June 2021

Effective employment agreements not only set out salary, employment conditions and other statutory entitlements but will also include provisions ...


Induction of staff

Published: 3 November 2011

Employers need to recognise their obligations to new staff entering a practice and make sure new staff fully understand their role and the workings ...


Student employment

Published: 16 January 2018 | Edited: 27 January 2022

Read time: 4 minutes Employing students of architecture can be a rewarding experience for both the practice and the student. A primary pathway to ...


Waivers of moral rights and indemnities

Published: 7 August 2018

It is not uncommon for a client to ask an architect or firm to sign a general ‘waiver’ of moral rights (eg, “I agree to waive all moral rights in ...


Standards - risk management

Published: 11 October 2017

The risk to architects of specifying standards needs to be managed. Proprietary specification systems such as NATSPEC regularly review all standards ...


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