Workplace Cyber Bullying

Workplace Cyber Bullying

Managing social media risks in the workplace Since the evolution of social media, it has become commonplace to ‘friend’ work colleagues on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. While friendship is a necessary and welcome part of the workplace, social...
Casual Employees

Casual Employees

What are their workplace rights? Many organisations employ casual employees to help run their business. Casual employees offer flexible working arrangements that can be greatly beneficial to the company and to you as an employer. However, it can sometimes be confusing...
Extended Parental Leave

Extended Parental Leave

Can you refuse to extend unpaid parental leave? In today’s working environment, more and more people have to put their children into childcare to return to their jobs. However, what happens when a parent wishes to extend their unpaid parental leave? Here are the...
Fatigue Management

Fatigue Management

Why is it important? There is nothing more frustrating than having an extremely important project needing completion, and no one to get the job done. The easiest solution is usually to ask employees to take on a few extra hours. It helps get the work completed, and...
Employees vs Independent Contractors

Employees vs Independent Contractors

How do you tell the difference? When deciding to classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor, you may ask, “does it really matter?” – I can assure you, it does.   As an employer, your obligations to employees differ from your...
Work Functions & Workers’ Compensation

Work Functions & Workers’ Compensation

Do you know what’s covered? A client recently asked us whether a work function at an employee’s house would be covered by their workers’ compensation insurance. This is such a great question, and most people would not be aware of the answer! With...
Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal

Are you terminating employees fairly? It can be a confronting accusation when an unfair dismissal claim is made against your organisation. It can leave you questioning whether you have terminated the employee correctly, even when you have followed the law to the...
Employee Final Pay

Employee Final Pay

Do you know how it is calculated? It can be a tough time for the business when employees leave or are fired. In order to make it easier for yourself, get to know your obligations for paying out employees. You’d be surprised – it may save you money and time...
Giving Notice

Giving Notice

Do you know what the correct notice period is? Terminating an employee is, and should be, a last resort. As a result, it can be a stressful event for everyone involved. If you are going down this route, you need to follow the correct process as outlined on our...
Misconduct, Warnings & Dismissals

Misconduct, Warnings & Dismissals

Are you following the correct process? There’s a common misconception that dismissing an employee can easily solve misconduct issues! Before jumping the gun, it is important to consider giving your misbehaving employees a warning to give them a chance to improve...

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