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Employment

Staff Safety in the face of boycotts
4 months ago

Staff Safety in the face of boycotts

By  •  Safety

With the recent social media calls for boycotts of service stations there is growing concern within the industry for the safety of staff. In light of the calls for violence, …
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HR Highlight:  Managing the risk of employee theft
4 months ago

HR Highlight: Managing the risk of employee theft

By  •  HR Highlight

Crime statistics show that theft occurs most often where the offender has both the opportunity and access and the ability to justify their actions.  In a retail environment employees have …
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Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
4 months ago

Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty

By  •  Employment

Late last month, the Federal Court ordered a small South Australian Construction business to pay a former casual worker 15 years’ worth of annual leave on the basis that the …
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Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons
4 months ago

Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons

A spate of vehicle incidents that may have been caused by fatigue are a stark reminder for businesses in the fuel and dangerous goods sector to get their house in …
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HR Highlight:  Can a business say no to a leave request?
5 months ago

HR Highlight: Can a business say no to a leave request?

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing staff absences, particularly during the busy peaks of Christmas and Easter, is a challenge for all businesses.  In addition to managing the increasing complexity that penalty rates bring, businesses …
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HR Highlight: Part Time staff management
5 months ago

HR Highlight: Part Time staff management

The employment structure applied on-site can impact on the roles and responsibilities of management in the business as a whole. This weeks HR Highlight reviews important things to remember with …
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Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs
5 months ago

Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs

THE parliamentary wage theft inquiry is starting to shine a light on some pretty dark corners of Queensland’s economy.

It’s a provocative name for an inquiry because most of what …
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Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire
6 months ago

Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire

A man has been awarded several hundred thousand dollars in damages after being seriously burnt while working on an underground petrol tank in Canberra’s north.

Phillip Raymond D’Arcy suffered burns …
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HR Highlight:  Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done
6 months ago

HR Highlight: Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done

By  •  HR Highlight

In a recent case a business has been the second business charged over the same safety breach involving a forklift which resulted in a leg crush injury to a subcontractor.  …
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HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change
7 months ago

HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change

By  •  HR Highlight

All businesses face times where they must take stock and assess the business structure, direction and operations.  It is important in these situations to ensure that the business understands and …
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