Browsing: Q&As and interviews (22 items)

Q&A: Probationary and minimum employment periods

Probation and minimum employment periods are distinct concepts, but confusion between the two causes many workplace disputes. This Q&A sets out the difference, along with best-practice approaches.

Q&A: Managing workers with secondary employment

The pandemic has increased the number of workers engaging in secondary work or 'side gigs', with serious implications for employers. This Q&A addresses critical policy and practice considerations.

Q&A: Casual employment developments

The Fair Work Commission has handed down important rulings for employers on calculating overtime rates for casual employees, and what constitutes regular and systematic employment.

Q&A: What happens next for stood-down workforces?

Many employers responded swiftly to COVID-19 by standing down workers, and now as restrictions lift they face big questions about which steps to take next. In this Q&A, an employment lawyer shares some guiding principles.

Q&A: Returning to workplaces

Many employers are now preparing or transitioning back to workplaces, and this has given rise to questions around managing employee pushback, safety obligations and liabilities, long-term flexibility, and more. Here, an employment lawyer answers some key questions.

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