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NDIS support providers - Overlap risks in being both an NDIS support provider and an employer (3 need to knows)

Thursday 29 July 2021

Jonathan Mamaril

Many National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support providers do not realise the risk involved in navigating the disability support industry and its underpinning framework. This is...

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Cigarettes and cough lollies: Employee dismissed for failing BAC tests

Monday 26 July 2021

Shane Koelmeyer

In a recent unfair dismissal decision, the Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) has supported an employer's decision to dismiss an employee for breaching its drug and alcohol policy despite the employer...

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5 key risks all advisors need to know about termination of employment

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Jonathan Mamaril

5 Key Risks All Advisors Need To Know About Termination Of Employment A number of consultants, advisors, accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches have asked us recently about...

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Off the clock: Fair Work Commission finds out-of-hours drink driving offence was not a valid reason for dismissal

Monday 26 July 2021

Shane Koelmeyer

Generally, the way in which an employee conducts themselves out-of-hours does not fall within the realm of what the employer can supervise or control. However, there are times where an employee's...

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Have you ever wondered why people react a certain way in the workplace? Has this caused conflict in the workplace? This article might explain why...

Thursday 22 July 2021

Alison Kennedy

You may have heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, represented by conquest, war, famine and death. Well you could very well be one of these horsemen according to psychology experts....

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Time's up: Fair Work Commission rejects extension of time application after finding that the date of dismissal was made reasonably clear to the employee

Thursday 15 July 2021

Shane Koelmeyer

Recently, Workplace Law successfully supported one of our clients in opposing an extension of time. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes a strict 21-day time limit for employees to file...

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Unfair dismissal & the role of workplace investigations

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Phil O'Brien

What role does the investigator and the investigation play in ensuring that a dismissal is not unfair? It is important that employers and investigators get it right the first time every time....

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Improving diversity in early talent recruitment

Thursday 15 July 2021

Stefan Hinrichsen

Aon Enables Ocado Group to Improve Diversity in Early Talent Recruitment Process Using AI Ocado Group now screens job candidates on behavioural qualities instead of academic qualifications...

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Sexual harassment prevention - A missed opportunity

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Phil O'Brien

I have to agree with the article https://lnkd.in/ggtpWPm Especially in relation to recommendation 17; Amend the Sex Discrimination Act to introduce a positive duty on all employers to...

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You're bacon me crazy: Fair Work Commission finds dismissal was disproportionate to the gravity of an employee's heat of the moment remark

Friday 02 July 2021

Shane Koelmeyer

In the unfair dismissal jurisdiction, the primary remedy is reinstatement. This means the employer is ordered to return the employee to their employment in the position they held immediately prior...

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15 text messages and 9 phone calls (amongst other things) to a council HR manager found to be excessive and intimidating - 2 learnings for dealing with intimidating employees

Tuesday 06 July 2021

Jonathan Mamaril

A Council employee was found to have engaged in serious misconduct for amongst other things harassing and being disrespectful to the HR manager. In the decision of Stamoglou v Banyule...

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Pedal to the metal: Fair Work Commission orders the reinstatement of an employee who was unfairly dismissed following a second investigation into the same incident

Friday 02 July 2021

Shane Koelmeyer

In unfair dismissal matters, reinstatement is the primary remedy and the Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) may not make an order for compensation unless it is satisfied that reinstatement is...

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