The Employers Guide To Handling Underpayment Of Wages

It is the duty of employees to avoid underpayment of wages issues by ensuring that their employees are being paid correctly and that good records are kept regarding employees and payment. Employers also have a duty ensure that they are paying employees ALL their...

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Can Carers Administer Medication?

Organisations that are covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) are required to maintain strong governance standards. The role of the NDIS is to support a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families...

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Understanding Performance Management In Australia

Often international businesses and employers are not aware of the strict laws for performance management in Australia that protect the workers. This means that international business with Australian offices or Australian staff often get themselves into trouble when...

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What You Should Include In An Employment Deed Of Release

An employment Deed of Release is a legal expression used to settle disputes or prevent them from arising in the first place. A Deed of Release is often a win/win situation as both parties come to a mutual agreement and grounding of compromise. The term ‘Deed of...

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Is Genuine Redundancy A Redundant Concept?

When employers engage with a genuine redundancy, it is important for them to note their obligations. Redundancies are often a sensitive but necessary options for employers to take if the role being filled is no longer required. In an unfair dismissal context, section...

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Can Casual Workers Claim Unfair Dismissal?

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down a decision which provides increased access to unfair dismissal claims by casual workers. Particularly those employees engaged in the labour hire industry. In the case of Robert Smith v Goldfields People Hire Pty Ltd...

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Was Your Trade Licence Suspended Or Cancelled?

If your trade licence has been cancelled, suspended or a penalty has been imposed by the Department of Fair Trading, it's understandable that it can have a detrimental effect on your business or your capacity to make a living. There are many ways that the decision by...

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Do you need to make an employee redundant?

In today's changing economic and technological environment the process of making an employee redundant is very common. Did you know that as an employer, you have strict statutory duties and responsibilities to follow in respect of that redundancy? If those...

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Managing Leave: A Quick Guide for Busy Employers

When it comes to managing leave in the workplace, no matter what the length, it can be murky water to swim in. The Fair Work Act details leave in its entirety; annual, sick, parental and many more. Here is a summary of the different types of leave. Annual Leave All...

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Quick Guide To Appearing Before The Fair Work Commission

Unfair dismissal claims, bullying applications and general protections claims may mean you could be appearing before the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission is a workplace relations tribunal whose key responsibility is to hear and adjudicate disputes...

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3 Steps Of The Unfair Dismissal Process

The unfair dismissal process may be daunting and confusing. However, there are three main steps that you can follow to better understand the procedure. Step 1: The Unfair Dismissal Application If you have been unfairly dismissed, you must make an unfair dismissal...

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