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Down the Rabbit Hole: The New Anti-Bullying Regime

December 18th, 2013
Bullying at Work

Changes to the anti-bullying law introduce a rabbit warren of paperwork and processes. Part 1 of this 2 part article guides you through the maze.

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Long Term Sick Leave is Not Grounds for Termination

November 12th, 2013
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Knowing your legal rights when it comes to long-term absenteeism can be a minefield. Find out the key steps you need to take to keep your business on track.

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Why you are Unable to Extend an Employee’s Probationary Period

November 12th, 2013
Fair Work Australia

Since the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009, ‘probationary periods’ are now a moot point and have been replaced with the concept of ‘minimum employment periods’.

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Employers Beware: Pregnant Employees may be Entitled to Paid Leave

November 5th, 2013
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Learn more about a significant amendment to the Fair Work Act 2009, which could oblige employers to provide paid leave to pregnant employees.

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(Un)Social Media in the Workplace

November 5th, 2013
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A recent case highlights the need for employers to ensure their business is protected when an employee’s use of social media becomes anything but social.

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