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What is reasonable management action? Unmasking one of employment law’s most misunderstood terms.

Usually, if someone brings an unfair dismissal or bullying claim, they won’t succeed if the conduct of their employer is considered ‘reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner’.But what exactly does that mean?What is reasonable management action? (What you can do)The concept of “reasonable management action” exists in the legislation to essentially give permission for managers and business owners to take necessary steps to ensure the business runs effectively. It…See More
Aug 29
Merilyn Speiser posted a blog post

What is reasonable management action? Unmasking one of employment law’s most misunderstood terms.

Usually, if someone brings an unfair dismissal or bullying claim, they won’t succeed if the conduct of their employer is considered ‘reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner’.But what exactly does that mean?What is reasonable management action? (What you can do)The concept of “reasonable management action” exists in the legislation to essentially give permission for managers and business owners to take necessary steps to ensure the business runs effectively. It…See More
Aug 29
Jan Terkelsen liked Merilyn Speiser's blog post 3 signs pointing to a workplace investigation (and 5 signs to call in help)
Aug 10
A blog post by Merilyn Speiser was featured

3 signs pointing to a workplace investigation (and 5 signs to call in help)

Workplace investigations may seem like an extravagance but the reality is they could save you both time and money. So when should you do one? And when should you go one step further and enlist outside help?Workplace investigations sometimes seem extravagant – HR overkill I’ve heard them called - but often they’re 100% necessary. Without conducting one, you may leave your business exposed, create severe cultural issues amongst your people and cost yourself serious money in lost revenue, lost…See More
Aug 9
Merilyn Speiser posted a blog post

3 signs pointing to a workplace investigation (and 5 signs to call in help)

Workplace investigations may seem like an extravagance but the reality is they could save you both time and money. So when should you do one? And when should you go one step further and enlist outside help?Workplace investigations sometimes seem extravagant – HR overkill I’ve heard them called - but often they’re 100% necessary. Without conducting one, you may leave your business exposed, create severe cultural issues amongst your people and cost yourself serious money in lost revenue, lost…See More
Aug 8
Katie McLean liked Merilyn Speiser's blog post 8 common alternative facts about employment law
Aug 2
A blog post by Merilyn Speiser was featured

8 HR changes you need to be aware of from 1 July 2017

1 July 2017 brings a whole range of changes and updates that HR need to be across. These changes will affect payroll, superannuation, minimum wage, award-based employees and more.Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening, as well as what your business needs to do to prepare.1. 3.3% Minimum wage increaseA 3.3% minimum wage increase kicks in from the first full pay period after 1 July 2017. That means the national minimum wage will lift to $694.90 per week or $18.29 per hour.What…See More
Jun 22
Merilyn Speiser posted a blog post

8 HR changes you need to be aware of from 1 July 2017

1 July 2017 brings a whole range of changes and updates that HR need to be across. These changes will affect payroll, superannuation, minimum wage, award-based employees and more.Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening, as well as what your business needs to do to prepare.1. 3.3% Minimum wage increaseA 3.3% minimum wage increase kicks in from the first full pay period after 1 July 2017. That means the national minimum wage will lift to $694.90 per week or $18.29 per hour.What…See More
Jun 21
A blog post by Merilyn Speiser was featured

8 common alternative facts about employment law

 When it comes to hiring and firing staff, a lot of what employers and employees believe seems to be based on myth, hearsay or out-of-date information. Some of these "facts" are very often wrong.To help you cut through the noise and know where you stand, we set the record straight on eight of the most common employment law alternative facts.'Fact' 1: An employee earning more than the high-income threshold can’t bring an unfair dismissal claim.The reality: The high-income threshold - currently…See More
Jun 13
Merilyn Speiser posted a blog post

8 common alternative facts about employment law

 When it comes to hiring and firing staff, a lot of what employers and employees believe seems to be based on myth, hearsay or out-of-date information. Some of these "facts" are very often wrong.To help you cut through the noise and know where you stand, we set the record straight on eight of the most common employment law alternative facts.'Fact' 1: An employee earning more than the high-income threshold can’t bring an unfair dismissal claim.The reality: The high-income threshold - currently…See More
Jun 9
A blog post by Merilyn Speiser was featured

The changes from 457 Visa to the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Subclass 457 Visas will soon be scrapped in favour of a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa. But what’s really changing and how will you - and your business - be affected?The Commonwealth government recently announced it would be abolishing the subclass 457 Visa and replacing it with a new system for employment-related immigration. With little notice of the changes and lots of questions still to be answered, this move has left a lot of employers and sponsored staff in uncertain…See More
Jun 5
Merilyn Speiser posted a blog post

The changes from 457 Visa to the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Subclass 457 Visas will soon be scrapped in favour of a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa. But what’s really changing and how will you - and your business - be affected?The Commonwealth government recently announced it would be abolishing the subclass 457 Visa and replacing it with a new system for employment-related immigration. With little notice of the changes and lots of questions still to be answered, this move has left a lot of employers and sponsored staff in uncertain…See More
Jun 2
A blog post by Merilyn Speiser was featured

The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace

The benefits of a healthy workplace are well documented. But, as we mentioned in our recent blog about the most important HR trends for 2017, the need to create a mentallyhealthy workplace is becoming increasingly important too.After all, statistics show that at any time one in five…See More
Feb 6
Merilyn Speiser posted a blog post

The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace

The benefits of a healthy workplace are well documented. But, as we mentioned in our recent blog about the most important HR trends for 2017, the need to create a mentallyhealthy workplace is becoming increasingly important too.After all, statistics show that at any time one in five…See More
Feb 4
Lisa McAdams liked Merilyn Speiser's blog post 5 HR trends to look out for this year
Jan 21
Lisa McAdams liked Merilyn Speiser's blog post 5 HR trends to look out for this year
Jan 21

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What would you like to share about yourself?
I am an HR and Business Consultant, passionate about Talent, Performance, Leadership and Engagement.
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http://www.catalinaconsultants.com.au
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1-49
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Leadership, Talent, Performance, Engagement, Diversity
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Merilyn Speiser's Blog

What is reasonable management action? Unmasking one of employment law’s most misunderstood terms.

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 9:49 0 Comments

Usually, if someone brings an unfair dismissal or bullying claim, they won’t succeed if the conduct of their employer is considered ‘reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner’.

But what exactly does that mean?

What is reasonable management action? (What you can do)

The concept of “reasonable management action” exists in the legislation to essentially give permission for managers and business owners to take necessary steps to ensure…

Continue

3 signs pointing to a workplace investigation (and 5 signs to call in help)

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

Workplace investigations may seem like an extravagance but the reality is they could save you both time and money. So when should you do one? And when should you go one step further and enlist outside help?

Workplace investigations sometimes seem extravagant – HR overkill I’ve heard them called - but often they’re 100% necessary. Without conducting one, you may leave your business exposed, create severe cultural issues amongst your people and cost yourself serious…

Continue

8 HR changes you need to be aware of from 1 July 2017

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 23:02 0 Comments

1 July 2017 brings a whole range of changes and updates that HR need to be across. These changes will affect payroll, superannuation, minimum wage, award-based employees and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening, as well as what your business needs to do to prepare.

1. 3.3% Minimum wage increase

A 3.3% minimum wage increase kicks in from the first full pay period after 1 July 2017. That means the national minimum wage will lift…

Continue

8 common alternative facts about employment law

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 13:40 0 Comments

 When it comes to hiring and firing staff, a lot of what employers and employees believe seems to be based on myth, hearsay or out-of-date information. Some of these "facts" are very often wrong.

To help you cut through the noise and know where you stand, we set the record straight on eight of the most common employment law alternative facts.

'Fact' 1: An employee earning more than the high-income threshold can’t bring an unfair dismissal…

Continue

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