Unfairly Dismissed for Losing Driver’s Licence

Unfairly Dismissed for Losing Driver’s Licence

A train driver who lost his driver’s licence was dismissed by Sydney Trains after being employed for 16 years. The employee lodged an unfair dismissal claim on the basis that the decision was harsh, and the offence was not relevant to his employment. The Case: The...
Employer’s Sick Leave Questions Answered

Employer’s Sick Leave Questions Answered

Winter is in full swing and has bought with it the cold and flu. So what do employers need to do when their employees are too sick to work? Here is everything employers need to know when it comes to sick leave. What is sick leave?  Sick/carer’s leave, also called...
The role of a support person in HR Meetings

The role of a support person in HR Meetings

When do you need a support person in an HR meeting? Employees should be allowed to bring a support person to any formal meeting relating to their employment including disciplinary, termination, or workplace investigation meetings. Most commonly employees will bring a...
Top 5 Tips for Managing People for Business Owners

Top 5 Tips for Managing People for Business Owners

Managers account for at least 70% of the variance in team engagement and heavily influence employee wellbeing. How do you create a work environment where your team members feel empowered, productive, and engaged? Managing your emotion – have someone you can talk to...
HR Record Keeping 101

HR Record Keeping 101

HR is notorious for its paperwork, which is often off-putting for smaller companies without internal HR departments to manage their records. So what records do need to be kept for employers to be compliant? Under the Fair Work Act 2009, employers are required to keep...
Does your Company Need an HR Department?

Does your Company Need an HR Department?

If you think your business might need an HR department but are unsure how you should introduce one, read on. Is it Illegal to Not Have an HR Department? In short, no. It’s not compulsory. However, we recommend you do. You can employ an in-house HR manager or outsource...

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