Recent Fair Work Woes – Annual leave for casual employees

Casual employees may get paid more on an hourly rate in exchange for amongst other things the inability to gain access to “paid” annual leave. A recent case however may cast some doubt on this.

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When they’re not “the one”: How to prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees

Staff underperformance, whether it is due to personal issues, workplace conflict, change fatigue or being actively disengaged, can have significant repercussions on your bottom line, culture and overall performance.

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The 7 must-have policies to boost staff productivity and accountability

Have you ever wondered how much poor performance and productivity is costing your business? It can be an uncomfortable thought, can’t it? While your team can be your greatest asset, in some

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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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Challenging suspected falsified medical certificates

In Australia ‘sickies’ have become part of our identifiable culture. They are joked about with work mates and celebrated within social circles, but for businesses they are a serious problem, impacting both the productivity and profitability of an organisation. With a growing number of questionable medical certificates being used to access sick leave, many employers have been left wondering how they can challenge a falsified medical certificate without legal backlash.

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