IRHR 15_15 B Amendments to the Public Holiday Act On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly prescribing that from 2016: The Queen’s Birthday has moved from the first Monday in June 2016 to the first Monday in October 2016 Labour Day will go from the […]

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IRHR 15_15 A Long Service Leave – Understanding & managing it in the workplace Long Service Leave is an entitlement that is unique to Australia and most would say is a deserved reward for an employee’s many years of service to one employer.  But at times the administration of this leave is very tricky. I […]

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WHS 15/08 A Ice in the Workplace Long gone are the days where ‘ice’ was something to help chill your drink – the drug known as ‘ice’ is receiving a lot of publicity regarding its devastating effects on lives and families.  However, this drug can also have an effect on your workplace. Ice is considered […]

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WHS 15/08 B Proof:  Thorough drug and alcohol policy supports dismissal A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) provides encouragement to businesses, that a good policy can support a dismissal process.  This all resulted from an unfair dismissal case which was upheld by the FWC, agreeing with the employer that the employee deserved […]

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IRHR 15_14 C Malcolm Turnbull is the new Prime Minister – What does this mean for business? On Monday 14 September 2015, Malcom Turnbull was successful in his challenge to Tony Abbott for Prime Ministership. With his success – what will this mean for business and Industrial Relations?  Malcolm Turnbull has been tight-lipped about Industrial […]

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IRHR 15/14 B What should be in an induction program? There are minimum legal requirements regarding what should be provided in an induction to new employees.  Relying in the Brisbane Market Site Induction to assist your business meet its legal requirements is not enough.  The Brisbane Market Site Induction is completed at a site level […]

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