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Parental leave — Important responsibilities as an employer
This article outlines an employer's key obligations while an employee is on, and when they return from, parental leave.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
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Dismissal by text is out. Common courtesy prevails.
Article reminds employers about the appropriate communication channels to use when dismissing an employee.
Australia
13 Aug 2019
3
Breach of confidentiality: what you need to know
Besides contractual obligations, employees have equitable and statutory duties in relation to confidential information.
Australia
18 Jul 2019
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Overtime vs reasonable additional hours in Australia
An employee may be entitled to be paid overtime but may not be entitled to be paid for "reasonable additional hours".
Australia
11 Jul 2019
5
Know Your Rights - Pay cuts & genuine redundancy under Australian redundancy laws
Employers should ensure genuine operational reasons underpin redundancy decisions, beyond mere reduction in salaries.
Australia
5 Jul 2019
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Outcomes in General Protections Claim cases. Adverse action cases explained
The General Protections provisions in the Fair Work Act aim to protect employees from workplace discrimination.
Australia
26 May 2019
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Record keeping requirements for employers: What you need to know
Ensuring that adequate employee records are maintained is a fundamental and constant requirement of running a business.
Australia
16 May 2019
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Casual employment rights – what you need to know to avoid costly dilemmas
Despite being termed a casual employee, the court found this worker to be a permanent employee and awarded compensation.
Australia
 
16 Apr 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
10
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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What are your New Year Resolutions? New Year resolutions for employers in 2019
This article includes some practical New Year's resolutions that may minimise the employment law risks for employers.
Australia
7 Feb 2019
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What are the New Year workplace relations resolutions for your organisation?
The New Year is a great opportunity to review your organisation's workplace relations infrastructure and arrangements.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
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Managing employee expenses
The FWC considered whether the dismissal of a senior engineer, for improper use of the company credit card, was unfair.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
14
Santa or Scrooge: Employee bonuses and gifts
Employers should ensure appropriate policies and procedures can prevent well-meaning employee gifts from becoming gremlins.
Australia
21 Dec 2018
15
Long Christmas lunches and excessive online shopping: Tips for employers
Some employees see the Christmas period as an opportunity to focus more on festive season activities and less on work.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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The Christmas rush: additional hours, overtime and penalty rates
Before the Christmas period, employers should consider whether it is reasonable to ask employees to work the extra time.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
17
Christmas casuals: A guide for employers
Employers must be vigilant when hiring casual employees, particularly throughout the festive season and into the new year.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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How to manage annual leave over the Christmas period
Employers should inform employees as early as possible of the necessity for annual leave or for work over this period.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
19
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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Say what? Navigating unlawful interview questions
Employers should take care to avoid questions which may later be relied on by the interviewee to mount legal claims.
Australia
3 Nov 2018
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