A number of Employers now must consider the COVID-19 vaccination.  In a previous article “Can Australian Employers force an Employee to get vaccinated?”  we answered the question – yes (with some caveats) mainly around:  Inherent requirements of the position   Workplace health and safety obligations  Reasonable and lawful directions  Dealing with objections  Dealing with objections around the inherent requirements of the position and medical grounds.  We…

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The phenomenon of employees taking on “side hustle” projects or secondary projects is nothing necessarily new.  The increase in secondary employment and multiple/diversified income streams has also been given a boost with the onset of COVID-19. A number of Employers have taken to terminating the employment of employees due to secondary employment or side hustle…

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The workplace is going through numerous change, and dismissal of staff members especially more senior staff and more highly paid employees is highly likely.  As rent relief, JobKeeper and Government funding start to end we will start to see a number of organisations make major decisions around executive teams, management and staff. Get these decisions wrong and it could cost a company $5.2 Million!  $5.2 Million!…

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The Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) is consideration by the Fair Work Commission whether a proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is better off overall than the applicable industrial award.   A proposed bill is looking to change this and give more ability for Employers and the Fair Work Commission to pass EA’s and EBA’s with more…

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