Employment Law

Clarity beyond reasonable doubt? Information for employers hiring employees with criminal records

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The Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 2019 (Cth) (AHRC Regs) which commenced on 1 October 2019 has clarified that an employer may be found (by the Australian Human Rights Commission) to have discriminated against a prospective employee if they make a distinction, exclusion or preference due to their “irrelevant criminal record”. The Previous Test The…

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Facility Management Arrangements – A new way to deal with “Contractors”

Facility Management Arrangements may well be a new way for dealing with “contractors” for those in health and allied health sectors. Those who own businesses in the fields of: Doctors, dentists, chiropractors, speech pathology, physiotherapy, optometry; audiology; occupational therapy should take note of the potential to utilise facility management arrangements. Employees are entitled to the…

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Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers what do you need to know?

The Modern Slavery Act (2018) came to pass on 1 January 2019 and for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 Million it establishes mandatory reporting criteria.  The first reports are due in February 2020 and information required will include: Their structure, operations and supply chains; Potential modern slavery risks; Actions taken to…

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False Allegations – further trend of “Upward” Bullying

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We have been contacted by several clients in recent months wherein executives, directors, business owners and HR managers attempting to performance manage an employee over a medium to long period of time have had false allegations of bullying directed towards them.  Linking such “bullying” action with mental health issues or using it as an angle…

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Whistle Blower Laws Come In 1 July 2019 – Are You Ready?

Does your business have more than 100 employees? OR Is your revenue in excess of $50 Million? OR Do you have gross assets worth more than $25 Million? If so, a potentially dangerous regulation is coming on 1 July 2019.  They are the new Whistle-blower laws. The new Whistle-blower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury…

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