We recently had a client pose the question “Can we monitor an employee’s emails and what are the privacy concerns?” In researching the answer we came to the conclusion that the law is very confusing, with no one committing absolutely clearly what an employer’s obligations are. However, we offer a practical solution to the issue.
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Our Comprehensive Guide to Employer and Employee rights and obligations as a result of the Bushfires and Natural Disasters
In this article, we take a look at the various scenarios that an employer may be facing, explain their rights and obligations and look at some of the options to manage the situation.
Sometimes employers ring us to say – “Help me get this person out of my business!”
As in the Woolworths case, where a salaried employee is mistakenly believed to be an ‘award free’ manager, there is a potential for underpayments. Find out why and what you can do about it.
Recently a company was making an employee redundant due to a restructure of the business. You think this is a straightforward exercise? But for an Award or Agreement covered employee you have to get the formal consultation process right! Unfortunately the company failed to do so and had to go to the trouble of running an unfair dismissal case. In this article we explain the ‘genuine redundancy’ requirements, and the formal steps the employer has to follow to avoid an unfair dismissal case.
Irrespective of their size, companies have a wide range of policies and procedures in place that their workers need to be aware of – which is why a staff handbook can prove useful. Comprehensive and easy-to-understand employee handbooks should detail employment policies and procedures, clearly articulating your business’s expectations of employee behaviour and performance in their roles.
On 21 August 2019 the Federal Court of Australia (Mondelez v AMWU  FCAFC 138) delivered a landmark yet controversial judgement (Mondelez v AMWU 2019); in relation to ‘what is and how to calculate personal & carer’s leave (PCL) per the Fair Work Act 2009’.
In this article we speak about our top 5 “must know facts” about avoiding unfair dismissal cases. Learn what constitutes a harsh, unjust and unreasonable termination and protect your business.
In this article we will look at unfair dismissal for high income employees. Is there a cap on compensation they can seek? Can they still make unfair dismissal claims?
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