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This Canadian article offers an interesting perspective on the requirements placed on employers under the new WorkSafeBC policies. Not only do business owners (or HR Managers) need to effectively manage any bullying complaints, they also need to be proactive in preventing any workplace bullying and harassment from occurring in the first place. The article states […]

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It seems like there’s an App for just about everything these days and no doubt you have a few or many on your phone already. You might be interested in another one called “Record my Hours”. It allows employees to record their hours and takes the place of ad hoc paper systems that can be […]

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A growing number of employers admit to accessing the Facebook and other social media profiles of job candidates to more intimately assess their application. In America, some corporations are going so far as to request candidates login details to access their Facebook account unrestricted, a practice which has been slammed by the Facebook chief privacy […]

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Many employers have long struggled with the task of drawing a clear distinction between casual and permanent employees – until now. On 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) was amended to change the workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. In order to ensure your employees are receiving the correct entitlements, it […]

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A recent case in the Fair Work Commission highlights a lawful termination of an employee following the employee’s misuse of social media. Cameron Little v Credit Corp Group Limited t/as Credit Corp Group (U2013/11522), was initiated by Cameron Little following termination of his employment after his employer became aware of inappropriate comments he made on […]

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Much of the reasoning in the Skene case relevant to determining the classification of a casual employee has been overruled by the new statutory definition of casual employee in the Fair Work Act. See our new article on Casual Employee Classification The recent ruling by the Federal Court of Australia in Workpac v Skene has […]

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Just started a new job? Or put on a new staff member? This useful Employment Checklist helps you ensure that all the boxes are ticked. It covers important details about – Employer Information Job Description Award / entitlement details Uniforms and tools payslip information Annual and / or other leave plus much more Need an […]

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Fair Work Australia have made a decision to increase minimum and award wages by 2.4% and this increase is effective from the first full pay period after 1 July 2016. Fair Work have decided that the minimum wage will increase by 2.4% to $672.70 The Federal weekly minimum full time wage will increase to $672.70 […]

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Some employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements – primarily those employees with parenting or carer responsibilities and employees over 55 years of age. An employer must seriously consider any request for flexible working arrangements, and may refuse a request only on reasonable business grounds. Being a flexible employer can provide numerous benefits to […]

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December is when people start winding down for Christmas holidays. If you run a business there are some rules you need to follow when managing an Annual Shutdown. What is an Annual Shutdown? It’s when an employer can temporarily close their business down during a slow business period. For example, the construction and manufacturing sectors […]

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