25/01/2016HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

Clients have asked us how they can go about dealing with employees who they suspect are stealing from them. Here we explain how you can prevent and reduce the likelihood of such a situation happening to your business. How to spot stealing Even with policies and procedures in place, there may be a...

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15/01/2016Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Answer: The short answer is yes. As the law currently stands, Section 107 Notice and Evidence Requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009 indicates employees must, if required by the employer, give the employer evidence that would satisfy the leave is taken for a permissible reason/occasion. Modern...

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13/01/2016HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

A client of ours recently asked that if an employee requests to sacrifice part of their salary in order to receive more superannuation, could they go ahead and do so? Here’s how we replied:

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09/12/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

At our recent Roundtable, attendees - mainly HR Professionals - were invited to discuss the findings of our Insight Report ‘ Unfair Dismissal Claims ’. The Roundtable worked to further detail the challenges, solutions and preventions of unfair dismissals that were outlined throughout the report...

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23/09/2015Wage Rates, Franchising, Employee Issues

Unfortunately there was plenty of bad press recently concerning underpayment of employees by franchisees in various brands. Unfortunately it’s a sector where ’guilt by association’ is often the verdict in the court of public opinion. Brand equity is seriously threatened when franchisees don’t...

17/10/2016Employee Issues

The Fair Work Commission’s 2015-2016 Annual Report reveals that General Protections (GP) claims involving the dismissal of an employee have decreased slightly by 3.3% compared to the previous year. Whilst a significant decrease in momentum from the previous year’s increase of 17.5%, it still shows...

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19/10/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

A client of ours recently asked us if they could hire interns to work in their head office. Here's how we replied: Answer: Where an unpaid work arrangement exists that is not a vocational placement, the arrangement is only lawful if no employment relationship exists. If there is an employment...

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02/10/2015Workplace Stress, Employee Issues, Safety

One of the most common workplace issue in Australia is work-related stress. As an employer, how should you be handling this? There are many symptoms to ‘stressed’ employees. Learn to pick them up quickly: For example, you might find that a worker is becoming more prone to incidents and injuries, or...

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23/09/2015Wage Rates, Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

Unfortunately there was more bad press recently concerning a leading franchise in Australia and the alleged underpayment of employees by franchisees in their network. The widely-reported allegations of significant underpayments to 7-Eleven franchise employees have again highlighted the challenges...

31/10/2014Franchising, Employee Issues

A recent report published by the Franchise Council of Australia highlights how buying a franchise can be a very good business decision and can outperform the wider SME sector. As a franchisee, you’ll benefit from ongoing support, training and employee assistance from the franchisor. Buying an...

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