IR Update February 2014 Natural Disasters & Employee entitlements Just recently, we have had a cyclone warning issued by the Qld Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) for far north Queensland. It is important for us to remember that as employers we must ensure not only our own safety but the safety of our staff. During […]

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IR Update February 2014 Using a recording device Another revolution in the technological age is the ability for smart phones to record conversations. The Commission is coming across an increasing number of cases involving employers and employees, looking to protect themselves by making audio recordings of critical employment related meetings. A recent decision of the […]

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IR Update  Issue 07 – February 2014   Dismissal by text message Dismissal is never a pleasant process and usually the last resort in a performance management process—and normally done through traditional communication channels such as face-to-face conversations or meetings. As technology develops, businesses are using a number of alternative forms of communication, including texting or SMS. […]

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WH&S Update 14/09 Tip 1: operating a forklift A forklift is considered a ‘High Risk Lift’ and it is imperative to operate it safely. If you follow the key tips below, you are off to a good start. Safe operating tips: Seatbelts must be worn and speed limits obeyed. Follow the road rules i.e. no […]

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