Under workers compensation legislation, an employer will only be liable for an injury if that injury arises out of or in the course of the worker’s employment.
In most cases, it is clear when an employee is dismissed or has resigned. There is usually some formal discussion or at the very least, a termination or resignation letter.
We all have different hobbies, activities or interests we want to share with our friends and colleagues. However, not all interests are appropriate for the workplace.
Fly, eagle, fly
The NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles have faced an uncomfortable situation regarding a key employee in recent times.
Muddying the waters
The general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) make it unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against a person for a prohibited reason.
Anyone can accessorise
Employees making claims against their employers are able to name individuals they believe to have been involved in the contraventions of the FW Act that make up their claim.
By taking a “safety first” approach, workers are educated in WHS matters, how to report WHS issues, concerns or near misses and are assured that such matters will be taken seriously.
Brand -new day
The 76ers are in the spotlight again following recent posts on the Twitter account of Bob Muscala, the father of one of its players.
With so much information at our finger tips, it is easy for the personal and the professional to be confused. This is particularly the case where employees can BYOD (bring your own device) and use their personal devices for work purposes.
I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that
As the functionality of HRIS increases and technology generally gets smarter, will an employer’s reliance on the recommendations or decisions of a HRIS put the employer at risk?
I’m no Wonder Woman
Reports estimate that 45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition at some stage in their lifetime and the mental health and wellbeing of employees is recognised as a significant workplace issue.
Better safe than sorry
Performance issues can be some of the most difficult for employers to manage and when performance management results in disciplinary action, employers need to be on the front foot to protect their interests and ensure compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).
In this blog, we explore the subtleties of one of the most standard clauses in the employment contract- the notice of termination clause.
It wasn’t me
Employees active on social media (such as Facebook) fail to consider who might be able to see their personal online posts at any given time.
It’s all about me
One of the logistical challenges often faced by employers is the management of rosters and employee working hours. There are a number of factors to take into consideration when it comes to this.
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