An unfair dismissal payout can be costly

An unfair dismissal payout can be costly

A case from 2018 highlights several problems connected with dismissal of employees, and led to a costly unfair dismissal payout for employers. The case was that of Knutson v Chesson Pty Ltd. Chesson P/L trades as PayPerClick and specialises in performance-based...
How to deal with flexible working arrangements requests

How to deal with flexible working arrangements requests

Flexible working arrangements have been a source of discontent in some workplaces since the introduction of the Fair Work Act in 2009. At issue have been the extension of flexibility for family reasons to fathers as well as mothers, and possible disruptions to the...
Dealing with the Fair Work Ombudsman

Dealing with the Fair Work Ombudsman

While the Fair Work Ombudsman may appear to some employers mostly as an agent designed to enforce Fair Work legislation, they also serve a very helpful purpose by providing advice and education to businesses and employers in general. Points to bear in mind If you are...
Poor Performance vs Poor Conduct

Poor Performance vs Poor Conduct

Australian employment law differentiates between poor performance and poor conduct. Poor performance is a failure to complete work, tasks or duties to the required standard. Poor conduct is misconduct in the workplace such as consistently being late to work, acting...