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Bulletin 27: Forthcoming Public Holidays 2018/19

Members who employ staff under the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (HIGA 2010) are reminded of the forthcoming public holiday and arrangements under that award. The forthcoming award public holidays for the whole of Victoria are: 2018 Melbourne Cup* Tuesday 6 November Christmas day Tuesday 25 December Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December 2019 New Years Day Tuesday […]

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Bulletin 26: EFTPOS Fraud

Recently, AHA (Vic) was informed of fraudulent activities by customers in member hotels using handheld EFTPOS terminals. This may occur when a handheld terminal is passed by a staff member to a customer to enter their personal identification number (PIN) and the opportunistic customer in fact manually enters a stolen credit card number. After consulting […]

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Bulletin 25: Employing school persons over school holidays

The hotel industry employs a number of younger students over school holiday periods. State and territory laws regulate the employment of young persons on matters such as minimum age, when work can be performed and prohibition on certain types of work. A young employee in hotels comes under the provisions of the HIGA and the […]

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Bulletin 23: Daylight Savings Reminder

At the start of the daylight saving period [2am Sunday 7 October 2018], move your clocks forward one hour: Sunday, 7 October 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to become Sunday, 7 October 2018, 3:00:00 am local (Victorian) daylight time instead. The Liquor Licensing rule is: 1. Adjust the clock per the above, then 2. Look at your liquor licence to determine […]

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Bulletin 22: Availability of Financial Statements 2017/18

Members are advised that as required by the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, the 2017/18 financial statements of the Australian Hotels Association (Victoria) are now available and can be viewed via the below link. 2017/18 Australian Hotels Association (Victoria) Financial Statement The accounts of the Australian Hotels and Hospitality Association Inc. are also available […]

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Nominations for the office of Councillor in each Division of AHA (Vic) open on the 21st of August 2018 and close at 12 pm on the 4th of September 2018

Appointment to AHA (Vic) Council is subject to the following conditions: Candidates can only be nominated to the Division in which their hotel is located; Candidates must be nominated by at least two AHA (Vic) financial members (as at 14 August 2018) from their respective Division; If an AHA (Vic) financial member is a corporation, […]

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