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 coronavirus/COVID-19 has claimed a number of big and brand name scalps as organisations start to reduce salaries.  PWC, Channel Seven, KPMG and even the AFL as at the time of writing started salary cuts and reduction in salary – so for Employers the question is – can you do it? New changes introduced by…

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Pay Cuts? Stand Down?  Redundancy? This is a difficult time we are currently in as we see clients, friends of the firm and connections take hit after hit during this time of pandemic status of the coronavirus.  No doubt there will be a plethora of opportunity for Employers after this outbreak is satiated however in…

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Application for Reinstatement, Denied – How Excellent Complaint Management gives Lessons for HR Teams in Councils Our firm has recently acted for the Fraser Coast Regional Council (the Council) in relation to an application for reinstatement before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).[1] Following our successful defence of the application for reinstatement, we continued to…

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