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Save your health and your business with a No Smoking in the Workplace policy
Do employers have to accommodate smokers, or are employers allowed to implement strict no-smoking policies?
Australia
26 May 2019
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Terminating an employee with mental health issues – Federal Court ruling
This Federal Court ruling highlights complexities in terminating the employment of a employee with mental health issues.
Australia
 
16 Apr 2019
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Domestic violence leave in Australia
There have been calls for all Australian employees to be entitled to take either paid or unpaid domestic violence leave.
Australia
 
16 Apr 2019
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Safe as houses? The rewards and risks of working from home
Employers should ensure safe and secure workplace practices at home are reflected in a clear 'Working from Home' policy.
Australia
11 Feb 2019
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When to deal with employee misconduct during the festive season
There are 5 steps to consider when investigating alleged employee misconduct, to mitigate the risk of legal claims.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
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Managing the workplace Christmas party aftermath
This article, Day Three of the series, highlights how to deal with the Christmas Party aftermath if things do go wrong.
Australia
12 Dec 2018
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Tips for a safe and happy work Christmas party
Article reminds employers to be mindful of their obligations during the Christmas party and provides tips to mitigate risks.
Australia
11 Dec 2018
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Party planning: What to do before the Christmas party.
Article outlines the key issues that employers should turn their mind to when planning a work party.
Australia
11 Dec 2018
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Directing an employee to attend an independent medical assessment
Does an employer have the right to direct an employee to attend an independent medical assessment?
Australia
28 Aug 2018
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The infamous office Christmas party: How to celebrate the silly season safely
When organising the office party, employers should mindful of these tips to safely enjoy the end of year celebrations.
Australia
 
18 Dec 2017
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Performance and conduct issues for employees raising mental illness
From time to time, any employer may need to performance manage an employee who is experiencing mental illness issues.
Australia
4 Dec 2017
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An interesting development in the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission
An interim order restrained an employer from dismissing an employee until his anti-bullying application was determined.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
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Employer hotel fined for caretaker sexually assaulting young employee
Employers must take reasonable steps to prevent employees engaging in or being exposed to sexual harassment or assault.
Australia
27 Jan 2017
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Cutting costs can cost you more: The cautionary tale of Roussety v Castricum Brothers
This case warns of the dangers for employers of cost cutting without having regard to the effect on existing employees.
Australia
23 Nov 2016
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How your business can deal with suspect sickies
Clear policies should monitor and regulate personal leave and employees should provide evidence of reasons for absences.
Australia
24 Jul 2016
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