Managing performance in the new world post pandemic and vaccination requirements will be a challenge.  There is a lot of commentary about the “great resignation”, work from home flexibility, recruitment and retention.  So when managing performance is raised in an organisation we need to look at it all from this context. The Context Performance management…

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The issue of workplace bullying has become a prevalent situation in workplaces of late especially those dealing with: Under resourced workforces Hard to manage or underperforming staff Lack of new staff coming in (or difficulty recruiting more) Losing key personnel and those in management roles Challenges around vaccination requirements and Government health orders Restrictions around…

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As we head into another new year the effects of COVID-19 on the workplace and in particular employment law has been widely felt.  Even for those industries and companies who are seeing growth opportunities now, the initial impact had many in precarious and uncertain positions.  The team at NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers assisted a number of Employers, Human Resources teams, People and…

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While this may come as a surprise to some employers, there are in fact some circumstances where an employee’s resignation may be deemed a dismissal under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act).  In a matter before the Fair Work Commission (FWC), (Christine Sandra Becker -v- Greater Bank Limited [2021] FWC 5063) Greater Bank Limited (Employer) defended an unfair dismissal claim brought by a…

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The rise of workplace bullying, unfair dismissal and general protections claims in the Fair Work Commission is not surprising considering the current economic and business climate. Managers and supervisors gaining an understanding of what is reasonable management action done in a reasonable way must be learned and trained – organisations and employers need to seriously…

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