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REIQ Journal : October 2008
6 Industry News Online templates help with time and wage records Time-poor real estate professionals are being provided with additional assistance from the Workplace Ombudsman, who is helping small businesses better manage their time and wages records. Free templates, which recommend bestpractice business models, are available for download from the Workplace Ombudsman website. While most employers strive to do the right thing, there is some confusion about certain obligations. The templates provide information for managing time and wages records, employee details, leave records, and pay slips. The Workplace Ombudsman website has sought to redress employer uncertainty by providing user-friendly and clear information to give business owners greater confidence about meeting their compliance requirements. To download the free templates and avoid any potential problems phone 1300 724 200 or visit the small business portal at www.wo.gov.au/smallbusiness Property Law Conference open to REIQ members The annual Queensland Law Society (QLS) Property Law Conference will be held at Surfers Paradise in late November and offers staff from REIQ accredited agencies the opportunity to attend at QLS member rates. The program, which is developed in conjunction with the QLS Property Law Section, provides property professionals with the latest in case and legislative updates. The conference will include concurrent streams addressing the conveyancing protocol, body corporate and strata title, property development, lease defaults and many more areas of relevance to property lawyers and professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field such as Sharon Christensen, who is the Gadens Professor in Property Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT); Bull Duncan, who is also a professor at QUT and consultant to Allens Arthur Robinson; and Ralph Praeger, who is a senior partner at Praeger Batt Solicitors. For full program details and to register online go to www.qls.com.au and access Continuing Legal Education via the professional development tab. Alternatively phone the Queensland Law Society on 07 3842 5866. New fees for small claims From 1 September 2008, a new schedule of fees will apply to Small Claims Tribunals. When filing a small claim, the cost will be $14 if the claim is for an amount of less than $500; $47.50 if the claim is for an amount of $500 - $1499; $78 if the claim is for an amount of $1500 or more; and $14 if the claim is for something other than the payment of money. When you don’t have to worry about tenants paying their rent... life gets a whole lot more rewarding. Ezidebit™ incorporates all the advanced features agencies have come to expect with a leading rent payments solution. Fee free payments Direct debit and BPAY options Synchronises with management software Flexibility to modify all information Access to tenant transaction histories Comprehensive reporting Unique staff log-in ID’s Improved security Call 1300 763 256 email firstname.lastname@example.org REIQ Journal October 2008