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4 of today’s major human resources challenges for employers

Thursday, 23 December 2021 2:00PM

Jonathan Mamaril

As we head into another new year the effects of COVID-19 on the workplace and in particular employment law has been widely felt.  Even for those industries and companies who a

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Talk before you walk: Lack of consultation rendered mandatory vaccination requirement unreasonable

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 8:35AM

Shane Koelmeyer

Consultation with employees always plays an important part when introducing changes in the workplace. Under work health and safety (WHS) legislation, employers have a duty to c

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SMEs taking to the skies critical to staving off 2022’s ‘great resignation’

Thursday, 16 December 2021 11:10AM

Tom Walley

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Australian economy, and with 2022 looking like the eye of the storm when it comes to the much-anticipated ‘gre

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An offer you can refuse: Offers of alternative employment in redundancy cases

Thursday, 09 December 2021 10:25AM

Shane Koelmeyer

In most cases of redundancy, employers have an obligation to consult with affected employees about the proposed redundancy and consider whether or not anything can be done to m

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Why is inclusion important and other frequently asked questions

Monday, 13 December 2021 1:00PM

Maureen Frank

If you are a leader and you’re wondering ‘why is inclusion important’ then I want to take my hat off to you because you are taking a step in the right direction towards increas

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Time goes by so slowly: FWC finds that employee’s employment ended at end of fixed term and was not dismissed

Thursday, 09 December 2021 10:25AM

Shane Koelmeyer

Access to the unfair dismissal jurisdiction under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) is on the basis that the employee is “dismissed” from the employment. A jurisdictional o

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Multi indicia test - employee or independent contractor?

Thursday, 09 December 2021 9:00PM

Emir Montazer (CAHRI)

Recently I prepared a comprehensive employment law thesis involving the employment status of three gig economy workers engaged by three different online food delivery companie

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Council says serious safety breach warrants termination: 2 garbage collectors pay a hefty price (3 lessons for councils)

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:00AM

Jonathan Mamaril

A 62 year old with 42 years of service with the City of Sydney Council challenged his dismissal which cost him (amongst other things) a $70,000 entitlement.  The Commission ho

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No way, know how: What is the difference between confidential information and “know-how”?

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 6:13PM

Shane Koelmeyer

During the course of the employment relationship, employees will inevitably gain knowledge or be exposed to information about the employer’s business that is considered confide

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Performance management – 3 tips for all people managers and HR

Monday, 22 November 2021 5:00PM

Jonathan Mamaril

Performance Management is coming into sharp focus for a number of organisations As we start to come “back into the office”, understand the practical and financial impact of p

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Under suspicion: Commission finds employer’s suspicion of an employee’s misconduct was not a valid reason for dismissal

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 6:12PM

Shane Koelmeyer

If considering taking disciplinary action due to an employee’s misconduct, it is critical that an employer makes a decision based on wrongdoing as opposed to a mere suspicion o

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How to create an inclusive environment: 6 essential tips for every leader

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 4:00PM

Maureen Frank

For forward-thinking and dynamic organisational leaders, creating an inclusive environment is essential to ensuring every employee feels welcomed.  The research tells us time a

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Human behaviour specialist: Face-to-face critical to business recovery

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 5:30PM

Tom Walley

Co-founder of the Behaviour Report, Dan Gregory, has said that face-to-face meetings, company events, and conferences will be critical for business recovery as parts of the cou

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Why you need to stop searching for the perfect candidate

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 12:28AM

Katriina Tahka

We are facing a crisis, and I’m not talking about the COVID pandemic. Business leaders have forecast a great resignation when borders open, but we’re already starting to see th

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Let’s get flexible: Employer acted “entirely reasonably” when terminating employee who worked flexible hours

Wednesday, 03 November 2021 11:11AM

Shane Koelmeyer

It is not uncommon for employers and employees to agree to flexible working hours, particularly in circumstances where the employee has family or other caring responsibilities.

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The rise of bullying and harassment in lockdown

Monday, 01 November 2021 9:00PM

Katriina Tahka

Once upon a time, remote working was perceived as an escape from workplace politics, a day to avoid the crowded commute and a chance to focus on getting your work done autonomo

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You’ve got mail! Commission finds termination letter sent to inactive email address was not notification of dismissal

Wednesday, 03 November 2021 11:08AM

Shane Koelmeyer

Given the serious nature of matters such as dismissals, employers should, as far as reasonably practicable, communicate such matters in person to ensure that there is no confus

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Digital transformation: A necessity now more than ever

Saturday, 30 October 2021 2:30AM

Emily Wilson

Digital transformation is a topic that is being discussed very actively today. They say that in the new information era, companies have no future without it. But the essence of

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