Merilyn Speiser
  • Sydney NSW
  • Australia
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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.
Company website/blog
http://www.catalinaconsultants.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Leadership, Talent, Performance, Engagement, Diversity
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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