IR Update May 2014 You must be consistent when disciplining employees When disciplining an employee for misconduct or inappropriate workplace behaviour, you need to make sure that you treat all employees the same, regardless of years of service or performance. It is important to look at other disciplinary action taken by the business and apply […]

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IR Update Issue 10 – May 2014 Termination Payments Before you make a payment to a departing employee, it is important that you ensure you are paying the correct entitlements. Ask yourself the following six questions to make sure you don’t miss anything: 1. Will the employee be working out their notice or receiving payment […]

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IR Update Issue 10 – May 2014 Don’t get tripped up by the new ‘roster’ laws 1 January saw a number of changes with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and all Modern Awards. One of the changes related to the changing of regular rosters or ordinary hours of work. A ‘regular roster’ refers to […]

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HR Update 14/11 Insufficient sleep can create a significant problem at work. If you believe eight hours of sleep per night is necessary, then you may be surprised to learn that 60 to 70 percent of people are not getting enough. Studies completed in both the US and Australia found lack of sleep was significantly […]

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HR Update 14/11 Have you ever had a worker claim for workers compensation but you suspect that the claim may not be legitimate? Don’t worry you are not alone. Worker’s compensation fraud is when a person dishonestly obtains payment or other benefits under worker’s compensation legislation. Usually, the claim will be rejected because the insurer […]

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HR Update 14/10 Results are in – Fair Work Commission bullying statistics for January 2014 In the lead up to the rollout of the new powers for the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to stop bullying at work (1 January 2014), many businesses and professionals feared the FWC would be bombarded with submissions. In addition, it […]

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