What You Need To Know About Work Leave

What You Need To Know About Work Leave

Under the National Employment Standards (NES), full-time and part-time employees are entitled to take work leave for a number of different reasons. Annual leave Annual leave, also commonly referred to as ‘holiday pay’, allows workers to take time off while being paid....
Managing Leave: A Quick Guide for Busy Employers

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...
Recent Changes to Annual Leave

Recent Changes to Annual Leave

The legislation surrounding annual leave has been the subject of a sweeping change. Cashing out annual leave Most employees are now able to cash out their annual leave, rather than take the time off work. This can occur if the employee is covered by a Registered...
Managing Long-Term Sick Leave

Managing Long-Term Sick Leave

The Federal Circuit Court’s recent decision in Collison v Brighton Road Enterprises Pty Ltd [2016] FCCA 186 (‘Collison’) is a reminder that employers must tread carefully when dealing with employees who are on sick leave or who are returning from sick leave. Rights to...
Parental or Maternity Leave: How Does It Affect The Workplace

Parental or Maternity Leave: How Does It Affect The Workplace

The recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court in Heraud v Roy Morgan Research Ltd [2016] FCCA 185 (‘Heraud’) is a timely reminder that employers need to be careful if they are restructuring the organisational chart whilst employees are on maternity leave. Roy...