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Sweeping changes for taxi industry

Some of the changes to the taxi industry announced by the government may have a beneficial effect on those clubs who currently operate their courtesy coach under a Passenger Service Licence and P Endorsed Driver or clubs who are looking at moving away from membership donations to charging their members for the service. Some of the noticeable changes are:

New Employment Standards - Harsh Penalties for Transgressors

On 1 April 2016, the various Acts amended by the Employment Standards Legislation Bill came into effect. A summary of the changes around enforcement of employment standards are below.  Subsequent issues of ‘The Advocate’ will deal with ‘zero hours’ changes and parental leave changes.

New compensation rules for cancelled shifts

Changes to employment laws are introducing compensation for workers whose shifts get cancelled without reasonable notice. Here’s what you need to know.

When: 1 April 2016

What: You must give workers reasonable notice of any cancelled shifts. If you don’t give enough notice, you must pay reasonable compensation. Details of the period of notice and compensation rate must go into their written employment agreements. Both must be reasonable.

Is your club led by a traditionalist or an innovator?

The pace and ferocity of the outside forces of change are too powerful for any club to even consider not moving with the times. Simultaneously, the expectations and demands of a new generation are firmly focused on future value, not past glories. Clubs need contemporary tools to tackle modern threats. A Club’s single most important leadership decision regarding its mindset for the future is whether to choose a traditionalist or an innovator.

Conservative and close, traditionalists prefer familiarity and are resistant to new ideas or change. They are supply-driven in preferring to run the affairs of the club in isolation of outside events, and favour implementing same centrally considered programmes from the top down.