Our Managing Director Athena Koelmeyer, was recently interviewed for the long-running Business Essentials podcast, about what happens when employees resist returning to the office.
Our Managing Director Athena Koelmeyer, was recently interviewed for the long-running Business Essentials podcast, about what happens when employees resist returning to the office. Athena said “this will be the start of a difficult conversation between employer and employee, but the legal rules are clear.”
One of the most topical questions for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic has been whether they need to introduce policies that mandate vaccinations and, if so, what can be done to enforce them in the workplace.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission amended the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020 in March 2020 to include temporary measures to facilitate working from home arrangements.
In order to access the unfair dismissal jurisdiction, an employee must be “dismissed” from their employment by the employer. One of the instances in which an employee may be “dismissed” from their employment is if they were forced to resign because of the employer’s conduct or course of conduct.
It is natural for some fatigue to linger into 2021 following an eventful 2020 and as we await the vaccine roll out. However, as we start the new work year (wherever ‘work’ may be for us in the current pandemic), it is a great time to start building new habits to help us remain healthy, energised and motivated throughout 2021.