We have discussed at length in two articles Can Australian Employers Force An Employee To Get Vaccinated? 3 Considerations From An Employment…Continue
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on April 29, 2021 at 9:00 — No Comments
Added by Jason Clark on April 28, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments
It’s that time again – cold and flu season. In this blog, we explore some key issues around managing sick leave during this tricky time of the year and particularly in this current COVID-19 climate.
Sick leave as a paid entitlement has not always existed in Australia. It was in 1922 that the first paid sick leave entitlement appeared in an industrial instrument known as the Engineers Award, which stated that “No employee…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on April 21, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments
Casual Employment has been a flexible and commercial way to utilise a workforce in particular in industries where there is project work or there are natural ebbs and flows. The recent WorkPac cases of …Continue
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on April 20, 2021 at 11:30 — No Comments
A question asked many times by clients is when a scenario involving serious misconduct is put to us – can we now terminate their (the employee’s) employment? Our response (with some adjustment) is usually – “of course you can – you are the Employer, however the key question really is – what would happen if you had to explain your actions to a Judge…Continue
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on April 15, 2021 at 8:00 — No Comments
Even though lockdown conditions are beginning to ease, it’s clear that many organisations won’t be returning to ‘business as usual’ any time soon and will be continuing with some aspects of remote work. There are many upsides to this but one area that organisations need to focus on is employee relations, and ensuring that they continue to meet their obligation to provide a safe workplace.
I discussed this with Martin Reid, Managing Principal, Workplace Relations at…Continue
Added by Catherine Gillespie on April 14, 2021 at 8:00 — No Comments
Scott Morrison and the Federal Government have announced a clear initiative to (in principle) accept a significant amount of the 55 recommendations around sexual harassment. There are some overarching themes with the changes and what has been pushed is a more clear path and more distinctive grounds for employees to file sexual harassment complaints,…Continue
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on April 12, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments
The District Court of NSW has made a decision on a case involving a termination of employment mere days before a significant redundancy payment was owed to a long standing employee (20 years). Ultimately the Court found in favour of the employee awarding almost $300,000.00 in damages.
The case of…Continue
Added by Jonathan Mamaril on April 8, 2021 at 8:00 — No Comments
Would you consider yourself a responsible CEO, Executive or Board Member? Then you will be across this latest piece of research AND you won’t ignore it.
Research carried out by the federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) based on a six year study of Australian companies found that increasing the number of women in key leadership roles by as little as 10% increased an ASX200 company’s market value by an average of $105 million. Appointing a female CEO is…Continue
Added by Catherine Gillespie on April 7, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments
The pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace – words such as workplace flexibility, working from home, remote working, Zoom, Teams, virtual meeting are now common lexicon of the modern workplace. A number of…Continue