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5 June 2024

The Tale of the Indefinite Tea Break

A legendary tale and lesson in the importance of precise language in employment contracts.

The Tale of the Indefinite Tea Break

3 June 2024

Federal Minimum Wage Increase Starts 1 July 2024

An increase of 3.75% per cent in modern award minimum wage rates start from 1 July 2024.

Federal Minimum Wage Increase Starts 1 July 2024

31 May 2024

Full-Time to Casual Unfair

This case highlights the pitfalls of altering an employee’s contract without consultation.

Full-Time to Casual Unfair

26 Apr 2024

Lunch & Learn Webinars Now as Podcasts

If you’ve attended our Lunch & Learn webinars, the same expert insights will be delivered directly to you, but now in a format that fits seamlessly into your busy schedule.

Lunch & Learn Webinars Now as Podcasts

15 Apr 2024

Five Reasons Your Company Should Prioritise Payroll Audits

Reading this could save you from imprisonment and save your company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Five Reasons Your Company Should Prioritise Payroll Audits

3 Apr 2024

How to Manage Workplace Psychosocial Hazards

Handling psychosocial risks with the same diligence as physical health and safety risks is mandated.

How to Manage Workplace Psychosocial Hazards

28 Nov 2023

High Court Upholds Public Holiday Decision

BHP appeal to High Court unsuccessful

High Court Upholds Public Holiday Decision

13 Oct 2023

Navigating the Impact: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

Change is on the horizon for Australian industrial relations

Navigating the Impact: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

21 July 2023

Unfairly Dismissed After Long Absence

The Fair Work Commission ruled that an employer unfairly dismissed an employee on the basis of abandonment of employment.

Unfairly Dismissed After Long Absence

13 June 2023

FWC Endorses Need for Face-to-Face Training

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reinforced ‘tick and flick’ training is not sufficient to satisfy an employer’s obligation to train staff.

FWC Endorses Need for Face-to-Face Training

1 June 2023

Federal Wage Increase From July 1

An increase of 5.75 per cent in modern award minimum wage rates start from 1 July 2023.

Federal Wage Increase From July 1

5 Apr 2023

Ask Before Rostering Public Holidays

Employers must now consult with employees about working on a public holiday, even if it is their usual rostered day.

Ask Before Rostering Public Holidays

6 Feb 2023

Changing Flexible Working Laws

From 2 June 2023, employers must consider every avenue to adopt flexible working conditions for employees making the request.

Changing Flexible Working Laws

15 June 2022

Best Practice for Probation Dismissals

Do you have to provide a reason for dismissal?

Best Practice for Probation Dismissals

20 July 2021

Welfare Checks For Employees

We recommend you keep in contact with all your employees as regularly as possible.

Welfare Checks For Employees

5 Oct 2020

Resignation: Do Casuals Need to Give Notice?

The required notice of termination period to be given by an employee when resigning is determined by the applicable modern award, enterprise agreement, or the terms of an individual’s contract of employment.

Resignation: Do Casuals Need to Give Notice?

10 Sept 2019

Drugs and Alcohol at Work – a Dismissible Offence?

An employer doesn't necessarily have the right to dismiss an employee who has arrived at work drunk, affected by drugs, or has failed a drug test.

Drugs and Alcohol at Work – a Dismissible Offence?
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