Breaking News – Lorna Jane found “not guilty”

Category : Articles , Employment Law

As 2018 commences, bullying has remained a major source of concern for small and large businesses alike. Employers have continued to become increasingly conscious of the impact and consequences of workplace bullying, this proving to be particularly so as social media increases accountability in the eyes of the public.

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What you need to do in the lead up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout

Category : Articles , Employment Law

The ground breaking National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is progressively being rolled out in a number of States in Australia, and is set to create a unique headache for providers, which has not been experienced in the past.

The full scheme will be set in place nationally by the 19th of July 2019, will see providers supporting people with disability including their families and carers will now have more options to develop an individualised plan which contains funding to help them achieve their individual goals,

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‘Tis the season to be jolly sensible

Category : Articles , Employment Law

The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.

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Managing Mental Health and Illness in the Workplace

Category : Articles , Employment Law

Each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. According to an ABS study, 45% of Australians between the ages of 16-85 will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. With statistics like these, it is crucial to know how to manage mental health in the workplace.

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Why you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball when it comes to old contracts

Employers may be exposing themselves to unnecessary risk due to old employment contracts that have not been updated to reflect their current policies.

A recent decision in the Brisbane District Court has seen former Wallabies coach John Connolly

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Increased liability for Franchisors

There is significant movement in the franchisee and franchisor space at the moment with franchisors being held increasingly accountable for the actions of franchisees and for failing to adhere to certain requirements under the Franchising Code of Conduct.

In May of this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) fired a warning shot at franchisors, issuing of almost $20,000 in fines to Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd for failing to adequately satisfy disclosure requirements under

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