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The Investigation Safety Net: Legal Professional Privilege

January 30th, 2017
Legal Professional Privilege

Last year we published a post which highlighted that employers need to undertake proper and reasonable investigations before terminating employees and that, if reasonable, HR Managers can be held personally responsible for any unlawful or unfair termination decisions. Perhaps as a result of the increasing personal exposure of HR Managers, throughout last year, we were […]

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Do you creatively build a safe workplace?

August 27th, 2016
Workplace safety

As a part of National Safe Work Month, Safe Work Australia is again running its Workforce Participation Reward, offering any individual, business, or other organisation operating within Australia a prize worth up to $5000 to put towards registration fees for a work health and safety conference, expo or event, return economy airfares and accommodation and ground […]

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Managing the Great Australian Sickie

July 28th, 2016
Managing sick leave

Embedded in the Australian psyche is the entitlement culture of ‘chucking a sickie’. But the cost and impact of employees taking a sick day when they are not ill can be huge. What is the entitlement? The National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provide for a full-time employee to accrue 10 […]

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10 Things to do Before Seeing an Employment Lawyer

April 28th, 2016
HR Managers

Anyone with an HR function as a part of their role will understand the complexities associated with meeting employment law and industrial relations obligations. That’s why you need to attend a presentation by Mark Peters at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Cairns Network event on the topic of “10 Things To Do Before Seeing […]

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15 Things You Need to Know From 2015

February 19th, 2016
Employment Law

As we approach the end of February – and 2016 begins to pick up speed – we thought it was worth taking a moment to reflect on last year. Here’s our roundup of the 15 things you need to know from 2015.   Amendments to the Fair Work Act Despite the anticipation of significant amendments […]

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