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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Casual Conversion on the Horizon

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced changes to Modern Awards, which will allow casual employees to request permanent employment.

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