Interesting case decided recently by the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) in Bonny Walia v Citywide Service Solutions  FWC 7814 (9 November 2016). It concerned a garbage truck driver who was busted by a Council inspector (and later sacked) for urinating in a CBD laneway during his shift. The FWC (in their wisdom) found the conduct insufficient to…Continue
In recent years sportspeople, celebrities and media personalities have come under increasing scrutiny for their conduct outside of work hours with their employment being prejudiced, and even terminated, following late-night misdemeanours. Think, for example, footballers Wayne Carey, Ben Cousins, Heath Shaw and Jake Carlisle, cricketer Andrew Symonds, swimmer Nick D’Arcy and ‘celebrities’ Kate Moss and Axle Whitehead.…Continue
Imagine a heated argument has taken place between an employee and her manager. The manager invites her to go home and have a think about whether she wants to continue with the company, given the heated things she has said. The employee never returns to work. Or, imagine you as HR manager suggest to an under-performing employee they should ‘jump before you’re pushed’ and resign instead of facing a later dismissal.
What if the employee later argues the employer‘s actions forced…Continue
In the previous articles I provided tips on how to plan for EBA negotiation success, how to ‘set the table’ at the start of the negotiation and control the process, and then how to ‘maximise the pie’ and ‘close out’ the deal at the bargaining table (see previous articles in the HR Daily Community or at www.workplacewizards.com.au/blog).…Continue