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Mondayitis and the Workplace Warrior - Managing Illness in the Workplace

The challenges of managing the spread of the coronavirus and the associated absenteeism is an unfortunate but timely reminder for employers to think about how they proactively manage, and respond to, illness at work. To help employers, we are pleased to be hosting our...


Managing sick leave during the cold and flu season

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

For employers, the sick leave provisions of the FW Act and the authority to issue directions are excellent ways to manage both “sickies” and “workplace warriors.”


Dismissed employee’s illnesses not enough to defer performance management processes

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A failure to take into consideration an employee’s health concerns during a performance management or disciplinary process may not only place an employee’s health at further risk but can also increase an employer’s exposure to claims under employment, workers compensation, bullying or discrimination laws.