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HR Highlight:  Managing the sickie
2 weeks ago

HR Highlight: Managing the sickie

By  •  HR Highlight, ACAPMA

After a long year, and as we prepare for another year of unprecedented change managing the classic “sickie” has become fraught with additional tension. So the question becomes then: what …
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HR HIGHLIGHT: WORK EVENTS, ACAPMA EMPLOYMENT GUIDE
1 month ago

HR HIGHLIGHT: WORK EVENTS, ACAPMA EMPLOYMENT GUIDE

From Conferences to Christmas Parties, Work Events are often seen as a reward directed to staff but have the effect of not only amplifying the performance management pressures on the …
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HR Highlight:  Changes to Casuals – a practical review
1 month ago

HR Highlight: Changes to Casuals – a practical review

With the presentation of the IR Omnibus Bill to Parliament there has been a flurry of media coverage about what the Bill will mean for casual employees and employers of …
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HR Highlight Case Review:  Casuals and predictable hours
2 months ago

HR Highlight Case Review: Casuals and predictable hours

By  •  HR Highlight, ACAPMA

It is a question that has been asked and answered many times at law…what is ‘regular and systematic’?. Many of the cases and interpretations have leaned heavily on the concept …
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HR Highlight Case Review:  Staggering penalties for business and manager
2 months ago

HR Highlight Case Review: Staggering penalties for business and manager

By  •  HR Highlight, ACAPMA

Underpayments of $5,111 to 11 staff and a “cavalier” attitude towards obligations have been classed as “serious contraventions” and as a result penalties 8 times higher than the standard have …
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HR Highlight Case Review:  Online performance management is still not ok
2 months ago

HR Highlight Case Review: Online performance management is still not ok

COVID-19 has forced a dramatic change in the way businesses operate with ZOOM Meeting and remote working the only option for many businesses. But a recent case before the Fair …
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HR HIGHLIGHT: Theft in the workplace
3 months ago

HR HIGHLIGHT: Theft in the workplace

We know that workplace 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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HR Highlight:  JobMaker, how does it work?
3 months ago

HR Highlight: JobMaker, how does it work?

UPDATED 15/10/2020

The JobMaker Hiring Credit is available to eligible businesses for eligible employees, and aims at creating jobs, but how does it work? What are the practical concerns when …
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HR HIGHLIGHT: Rejecting a leave application?
4 months ago

HR HIGHLIGHT: Rejecting a leave application?

In what has been an unprecedented year, with intense pressure on both staff and businesses, the everyday task of managing employee leave and absence has become a charged activity. Effectively …
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Resignation hesitation: When can employee ‘take back’ their resignation?
4 months ago

Resignation hesitation: When can employee ‘take back’ their resignation?

Resignation is final…except that it is not. There are exceptions to the rule that ‘all resignations are final and binding’, the chief exception is when an employee resigns in the …
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