Take an interest in excess sick leave

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Staff who regularly take sick days without repercussions are likely to continue doing so – this will have a negative impact on other workers who may soon start to follow suit, or feel aggrieved because they are at work doing the right thing. There are several theories on best practice when it comes to dealing with absenteeism, but the key is for employers to show an interest.

Are Bonuses Included in the Salary Exemption Cap for Unfair Dismissals?

Are Bonuses Included in the Salary Exemption Cap for Unfair Dismissals

Question – We pay our executives significant bonuses. In fact we pre-pay a significant component to them on the basis they will achieve their targets. Added to their salary, this would take many of them over the $108,300 high income earner exclusion for taking an unfair dismissal case.

Never Underestimate the Spurned Employee

Never Underestimate the Spurned Employee

Over the years, we have assisted some clients who have had particularly difficult experiences with employees whom they have dismissed (generally before they spoke to us) or wanted to discipline for some reason. In these cases we are talking about, the employee has set out on a path of destruction against the hapless employer, driven by what appears to be rage or at least a desire to get even at any cost.