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Underpayment claim results in double penalties for a lack of records
1 year ago

Underpayment claim results in double penalties for a lack of records

In the first of the cases using the reverse onus of proof under the Vulnerable Workers provisions, a small, family run business has received double the penalty in a wage …
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HR Highlight: Changes at the workplace, review, restructure and redundancy
1 year ago

HR Highlight: Changes at the workplace, review, restructure and redundancy

It is the nature of business that, based on the needs of customers and the need for flexibility, that the needs of the business will change over time. All …
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Engagement Documents, why they are worth the effort
2 years ago

Engagement Documents, why they are worth the effort

It is imperative that when commencing a new employment relationship that the business clearly articulate not only its understanding of the employment relationship but also the expectations of the business …
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HR Highlight:  Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done
2 years ago

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

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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 Case Review:  When breaching cardinal rules warrant instant dismissal
3 years ago

HR Highlight Case Review: When breaching cardinal rules warrant instant dismissal

In a recent case the Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee for using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle once, despite a 27 year …
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HR Highlight:  Misconduct outside of work?
3 years ago

HR Highlight: Misconduct outside of work?

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Managing the behaviour and performance of staff while at work is a demanding but well-understood requirement, however, the question is often asked…what can and should the business do about misconduct …
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HR Highlight:  Managing Performance over Christmas
3 years ago

HR Highlight: Managing Performance over Christmas

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Managing performance at any time is a minefield of compliance requirements and specific circumstances.  During the Christmas period however, the high pressure of the busy season, combined with the tendency …
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Christmas public holidays
3 years ago

Christmas public holidays

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Christmas is coming, the sun is shining and the industry is getting ready for the busy season.  With the Christmas period comes the need to review the public holiday rates …
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HR Highlight: Changes at Work
3 years ago

HR Highlight: Changes at Work

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Change is a natural part of life and imperative in business. To be successful businesses need to be able to adapt to changing markets and customer requirements. The flexibility required …
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Viva Energy becomes first Australian company to pay full super benefit to part-time working parents
3 years ago

Viva Energy becomes first Australian company to pay full super benefit to part-time working parents

Viva Energy Australia (“Viva Energy”) – the exclusive licensee to the Shell brand in Australia – has become the irst company in Australia to offer employees a full-time superannuation payment …
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