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Working from home workplace bullying

Monday 23 March 2020

Phil O'Brien

Working from home workplace bullying - I have conducted numerous investigations where emails have been the source of the issues that are claimed as being workplace bullying. With more and more...

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You're a liability: "all reasonable steps" and vicarious liability

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

Federal and State anti-discrimination legislation makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against or harass a person in their employment. The legislation also places liability on...

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Substantive, Not Superficial: A Call to Improved Procedural Fairness

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Vince Scopelliti

The FWC recently found SA CARE's dismissal of a casual disability care worker to be unfair and ordered compensation. The employee in question was warned off tube-feeding clients due to her...

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Difficult Conversations Part 3

Friday 13 March 2020

Catherine Gillespie

This is the third blog on the subject of difficult conversations . You can read the first article here and the second article here . A manager preparing for a difficult conversation...

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How was I supposed to know? Employers' consultation obligations when implementing major workplace change

Tuesday 03 March 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

When an employer is required to make changes to the workplace which are likely to have significant effects on employees, the employer must ensure that it meets any consultation obligations which...

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Embrace the critic. Hug them close. They may just be a hidden gem!

Thursday 05 March 2020

Zandy Fell

Eye roll as "colleague negative" rolls out their tried and tested criticism of any change or approach!! "It just won't work because of..." "Your approach is all wrong..."...

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6 Steps to Empowering Women In Leadership Roles

Tuesday 03 March 2020

Ariaa Reeds

Today, women are closing the gender gap with men to hold leadership roles. They are closing racial and cultural gaps too. Many female leaders are climbing the corporate ladder to become the...

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The high life: Unfair dismissal and calculating the high income threshold

Tuesday 03 March 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

In the reporting year 2018/2019, the Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) received 13,928 unfair dismissal applications. Undoubtedly, unfair dismissal applications are amongst the most common received...

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How Fact-Finding and Disciplinary Investigations Differ

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Vince Scopelliti

When dealing with allegations of staff misconduct, employers must be able to clearly delineate between fact-finding and disciplinary investigations. This includes communicating the...

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How to Redesign Your Office to Motivate Your Employees

Friday 21 February 2020

Emily Wilson

Motivating employees and making them feel good and comfortable in their workplace is the most important job of every employer. One of the ways to keep your employees motivated and productive is...

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Costs For The Coast - How Commercial Decisions Can Assist Employers In Obtaining Costs Orders

Thursday 20 February 2020

Jonathan Mamaril

NB Lawyers - lawyers for employers recently acted for the Fraser Coast Regional Council ( the Council ) and successfully obtained a costs order following an unsuccessful application for...

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Investigating Complaints Part 3 - Conducting a Risk Assessment

Thursday 20 February 2020

Phil O'Brien

Investigating Complaints Part 3 - Conducting a Risk Assessment This part 3 of a series is a step by step guide to help you investigate employee complaints. The guides can also be used to...

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