What is “Permaflexi”?Posted byon 20 March 2019
The NSW Business Chamber has applied to the Fair Work Commission to have a new “Permaflexi” category of employee recognised in Modern Awards.
Employee Dispute Series: Part 4E – Handling Ill or Injured Employees – Dismissal due to injuryPosted byon 06 March 2019
Previously we covered entitlements related to Non-Workplace injuries and how absence from work can be managed. Now we’ll look at when dismissal due to injury can be considered.
Employment Dispute Series: Part 4D – Handling Ill or Injured Employees – Accrual of Leave whilst absent due to illness or injuryPosted byon 27 February 2019
Another complex issue that arises from leave due to injury or illness is when or if additional leave entitlements are accrued during the period of absence from work.
Employment Dispute Series - Part 4C: Handling Ill or Injured Employees – Independent Medical ReportsPosted byon 20 February 2019
So far we’ve looked at the types of injury that may be related to leave and when dismissal due to leave is appropriate. Here we look at when and how an independent medical report is applied.
Employee Disputes Series - Part 4B: Handling Ill or Injured Employees – Non Workplace InjuriesPosted byon 13 February 2019
Following on from our previous post on workplace injuries, we’re now going to look at understanding Non-Workplace injuries and how best to handle claims.
Employment Disputes - Part 4A: Handling Ill or Injured Employees – Workplace InjuriesPosted byon 06 February 2019
Dealing with injured employees can be a minefield. There are a raft of issues to consider - so much so that employers often feel paralysed to take any action.
January 1 - The first key deadline looms for those with casual employeesPosted byon 21 December 2018
Did you know that the new amendments to Modern Awards require employers to inform casual employees, that they may have a right to request transition from casual employment, to full-time or part-time employment by 1 January 2019?
Employment Disputes Series - Part 3: When Does Performance Management Amount to BullyingPosted byon 18 December 2018
In 2010, the Productivity Commission found that bullying at work costs Australian organisations between $6 billion and $36 billion a year in lost productivity.
Employment Disputes Series - Part 2: Workplace Investigation Best PracticePosted byon 11 December 2018
It’s safe to say there’s no other area of business where things can change so dramatically in a short period of time.
Employment Disputes Series - Part 1: The role of Policies & ProceduresPosted byon 06 December 2018
Having well drafted policies and procedure in place can never be understated. Together with a well-crafted employment contract they set up the framework within which the employment relationship can be effectively managed and regulated.