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Employment Contracts – Enforceability after termination

Previously, post-employment restraints have been limited to senior management and executive staff. However, recently these clauses have become more common in many employment contracts. The issue this raises is the enforceability of these clauses after the termination of an employee.  Read More >


Employment Contracts – Enforceability after termination

Previously, post-employment restraints have been limited to senior management and executive staff. However, recently these clauses have become more common in many employment contracts. The issue this raises is the enforceability of these clauses  ..


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Community Spirit - why it matters


Today people talk about the importance of work life balance. They understand the importance of a healthy diet, regular exercise, recreation and work all contributing to overall wellbeing.  Read More >


Community Spirit - why it matters

Today people talk about the importance of work life balance. They understand the importance of a healthy diet, regular exercise, recreation and work all contributing to overall wellbeing. Research also shows that contributing to society and t ..


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Code of Conduct - Things to consider when managing workplace swearing


A code of conduct is intended to be a central guide and reference tool for employers / employees in support of day-to-day decision making. It is meant to clarify an organisation's mission, values and principles, linking them with standards of professional conduct. As a reference tool, it can be used to locate relevant documents, services and other resources related to ethics within the organisation.  Read More >


Code of Conduct - Things to consider when managing workplace swearing

A code of conduct is intended to be a central guide and reference tool for employers / employees in support of day-to-day decision making. It is meant to clarify an organisation's mission, values and principles, linking them with standards of pro ..


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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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