cancer and the workplace

Cancer and the workplace

Australians of working age often encounter a number of difficulties that have the potential to limit their participation in their chosen profession.

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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.

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Employee Terminations, Disciplinary Issues and Management

Employee Terminations, Disciplinary Issues and Management

Everyone wants to work in a positive work environment, it boosts productivity and makes the job of retaining talent that much easier. But there are times when difficult staff members can make it hard for those around them to fulfil their potential. At moments like these, it is important to act quickly so that the workplace morale you have worked hard to create doesn't suffer.
offset of an employee’s casual loading

New regulation aims to limit casual double-dipping

The Federal Government recently varied the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to allow employers, in certain circumstances, to claim an offset of an employee’s casual loading against any NES entitlements owing to the employee, where the employee was incorrectly classified as a casual.

Q&A – Changes to Restaurant Industry Award

The changes are complex and will take some time for employers in the Restaurant Industry to fully absorb and get used to. We have been fielding questions from various clients regarding how the new provisions apply to their businesses and we have assembled the questions and answers below from that source, as well as adding some of our own.
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