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LEGISLATION & REGULATION

Religious freedom draft updated; Casual's compensation appeal fails

A new draft of the contentious religious freedom bill has been welcomed by employer groups, but they say further changes are still necessary. And a casual has lost his appeal against compensation ordered after HR failed to intervene in a rostering dispute.

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Seeking medical information about absent employees

HEALTH, WELLBEING & SAFETY

Managing ill and injured employees can become incredibly complex, so it's important for employers to remember they have a clear right to seek medical information to help them in the process, according to a workplace lawyer. » more »

REMUNERATION, BENEFITS & RECOGNITION
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Poor record-keeping nixes employer's underpayment defence

An employer that had no records to disprove underpayment allegations by two former employees has been ordered to pay them almost $19,000 plus interest. » more »

BULLYING, HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT
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Sacked employee made "catastrophic error" in rejecting settlement

An employee whose dismissal for misconduct was ruled valid, but unfair, has failed to appeal the decision and her small compensation award. » more »

HEALTH, WELLBEING & SAFETY
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Webcast: Ill and injured employees update

Failing to appropriately manage ill and injured workers can have a broad range of ramifications. This webinar clarifies specific obligations and provide best practice tips. » more »

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This week's top HR stories in brief

The past week's biggest HR stories cover: fostering high performance; flipping harassment responses; casual service and minimum employment periods; managing ill and injured employees; and more... » more »