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Attitudes towards reference checking – Is it really worth the effort?


Reference checking is a necessary part of the recruitment process. All too often people think it’s a waste of time. This mindset can be typically heard from statements such as “no-one will give you a bad reference” or “they just give you a friends name so it makes no difference”  Read More >


Attitudes towards reference checking – Is it really worth the effort?

Reference checking is a necessary part of the recruitment process. All too often people think it’s a waste of time. This mindset can be typically heard from statements such as “no-one will give you a bad reference” or “they just give you a friend ..


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Are your Employment Policies up to date?

Having Workplace Policies is not enough; employers need to be able show the policy has been communicated to employees. The Qantas cases show that having policies that no one has seen can leave an employer with no ground to ensure their enforcement.There is a whole change management and communication that should take place when issuing Policies and Procedures  Read More >


Are your Employment Policies up to date?

Having Workplace Policies is not enough; employers need to be able show the policy has been communicated to employees. The Qantas cases show that having policies that no one has seen can leave an employer with no ground to ensure their enforcemen ..


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Am I Complying With My Obligations Under The Fair Work Act


Many small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) consider they are largely unaffected by the changes brought about by the Fair Work Act introduced almost two years ago (1 July 2009).  Read More >


Am I Complying With My Obligations Under The Fair Work Act

Many small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) consider they are largely unaffected by the changes brought about by the Fair Work Act introduced almost two years ago (1 July 2009). It is likely that a lack of specialist HR skills within the bus ..


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Planning for Success

It's been wonderful to see the success of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Who could have imagined that such a new club would achieve so much so quickly? They did!   Read More >


Planning for Success

It's been wonderful to see the success of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Who could have imagined that such a new club would achieve so much so quickly? They did! The Wanderers had a plan for success and their strategy can be replicated in bus ..


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Can an Outsourced HR Solution Help My Business?

In today's business world, there is more pressure than ever for organisations to be leaner, work smarter and increase productivity. It often makes good business sense for organisations to concentrate their efforts on income generating/customer facing activities, while outsourcing other functions (which are still critical) to specialists who can often perform them more efficiently.   Read More >


Can an Outsourced HR Solution Help My Business?

In today's business world, there is more pressure than ever for organisations to be leaner, work smarter and increase productivity. It often makes good business sense for organisations to concentrate their efforts on income generating/customer fa ..


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Strict Compliance with the Pre-approval Steps for EAs

In “Peabody Moorvale Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union” [2014] FWCFB 2042, FWC reinforced the employer’s obligation to notify each employee of their representational rights at the beginning of the bargaining process.  Read More >


Strict Compliance with the Pre-approval Steps for EAs

In “Peabody Moorvale Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union” [2014] FWCFB 2042, FWC reinforced the employer’s obligation to notify each employee of their representational rights at the beginning of the bargain ..


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Redundancy while on Maternity Leave


Federal Court Justice White held that the redundancies of two female employees by the Service to Youth Council Incorporated (SYC) during periods of maternity leave did not constitute unlawful discrimination.   Read More >


Redundancy while on Maternity Leave

Federal Court Justice White held that the redundancies of two female employees by the Service to Youth Council Incorporated (SYC) during periods of maternity leave did not constitute unlawful discrimination. Justice White found that the redu ..


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No-extra claims vs Variation of Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise agreements are required to contain a “no-extra claims” clause, which intends to prevent any additional claims being brought forward after the agreement has been approved. Generally, variations to agreements can be approved by the FWC despite an enterprise agreement containing such a clause, depending on the circumstances.  Read More >


No-extra claims vs Variation of Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise agreements are required to contain a “no-extra claims” clause, which intends to prevent any additional claims being brought forward after the agreement has been approved. Generally, variations to agreements can be approved  ..


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Failure to follow social media policy in the workplace


With the significance of social media options available, and the ease of access through work computers, tablets, mobile phones, ‘home office’ and teleworking arrangements, it is vital that employees are clear on their rights and obligations relating to use of social media in the workplace. Implementing a social media policy will ensure this is communicated to the workforce, and enables the employer to defend their actions when problems or non-compliances arise.  Read More >


Failure to follow social media policy in the workplace

With the significance of social media options available, and the ease of access through work computers, tablets, mobile phones, ‘home office’ and teleworking arrangements, it is vital that employees are clear on their rights and obligations relat ..


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ACTU attempts to reserve the Federal Budget

In a document entitled “Industrial Responses to the Budget 2014-15” has provided several responses to the budget by seeking the following matters in negotiations with employers  Read More >


ACTU attempts to reserve the Federal Budget

In a document entitled “Industrial Responses to the Budget 2014-15” has provided several responses to the budget by seeking the following matters in negotiations with employers Reimbursement by employers to employees for the Medicare co-paymen ..


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