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Please, please, please, let me get what I want: Employer's refusal of flexible working arrangement was not a dismissal

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

One of the National Employment Standards ( NES ) under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) ( FW Act ) is the entitlement for employees in particular circumstances to request a flexible working...

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How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Vince Scopelliti

Unfortunately, dealing with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue for many employers. Sexual harassment can take many forms, and cases are rarely "open and shut"....

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Hidden Agenda

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Catherine Gillespie

Will the real agenda please stand up! One of the biggest contributors to mistrust between a staff member and their manager is the belief by the staff member that the manager has a hidden...

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Destructive criticism: Lawyer dismissed for publicly criticising clients

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

When considering claims of adverse action under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act ) a key focus of inquiry is the actual reasons of the decision-maker for engaging in the action. The...

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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Vince Scopelliti

Employers understand that it is their responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Yet unlike physical health safety concerns and hazards such as lifting, tripping, sun exposure and dust...

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Top 5 Essential Tips to Build an Engaging HR Website

Friday 11 October 2019

Emma Lawson

Every professional in Australia at some point in their career needs to turn to an HR professional. This is exactly why the HR industry is a high-involvement one and the demand for jobs...

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How To Lead Employees Through A Company's Financial Crisis

Thursday 10 October 2019

Veronica Steel

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many companies found themselves in a situation they were completely unprepared for. In the chaos of the crashing economy, CEOs and other...

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One for my baby, and one more for the road: Drive through bottle shop attendant dismissed because of pregnancy

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

A bottle shop attendant in Cairns was recently awarded compensation in excess of $39,000 after she was dismissed for being pregnant ( Leutton v Sheralee Hotels Pty Ltd Trading As Imperial Tavern...

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Outsourcing or In-House Investigations?

Thursday 03 October 2019

Vince Scopelliti

For many businesses, one of the critical HR questions is whether investigations into alleged employee misconduct or misbehaviour should be outsourced or conducted in-house. Depending on the...

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Total Private Cloud Environment Solves Disgruntled Staff Situation

Wednesday 02 October 2019

Andrew Tucker

Often organisation's make the move to the total cloud environment primarily for systems and cost savings reasons, but promotional products company, Legendlife.com.au, migrated to a total cloud...

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Acts of gross stupidity: Workplace bullies convicted and fined for breaching WHS duties

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

There have been a number of prosecutions this year that have resulted in workplace bullies being found to have breached their duties under State and Territory work health and safety...

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Keeping Your Employees Happy With These 5 Easy Tricks

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Emily Wilson

A company is only as good as the employees it keeps. No matter how good your equipment is, no matter how strong your marketing efforts are, you need people to run things. Good...

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