Businesses are reminded that redeployment to similar job roles or different divisions within the business must be considered and explored before redundancy is placed on the table. A recent case in the construction industry highlights that it is not considered unreasonable for businesses to provide retraining (in this case 10 weeks retraining) to ensure that the redeployed workers will be effective in their new role.

For more on this case click here.

ACAPMA is also running training that is open to members and the wider industry and all participants will receive Quick Reference Guides on Redundancy, classification and termination, click here to learn more.

HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business. They are provided as general advice only and you should seek further advice on your situation by calling 1300 160 270 and speaking to one of ACAPMA Workplace Relations Professionals its free for members. ACAPMA Membership is affordable at only $550 per year for a single site and valuable with sites gaining HR advice support and representation as well as a raft of other benefits and discounts. Click here to learn more about ACAPMA Membership.

Elisha Radwanowski
BCom (HRM & IR)
Manager Association Business and Workplace Relations Professional