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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Court overturns $1.2 million 'intellectual freedom' damages

An employer has successfully appealed against paying $1.2 million damages to an employee who it sacked for publicly critiquing its workplace.

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Employer advised to continue casual's JobKeeper payments; Employee anxiety peaks; and more

REMUNERATION, BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

An employer had "no sound basis" to remove a casual worker from the JobKeeper scheme, the Fair Work Commission has said in recommending it continue his payments. Also in this article: employee anxiety has reached an all-time high; how to remain in a growth-oriented mindset; using employee feedback to drive efficient change; and more. » more »

BULLYING, HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT
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"Reprehensible" harassment warranted $170k damages order

A Federal Court full bench has labelled a senior employee's "romantic" pursuit of a colleague as "conduct of the most reprehensible kind", in dismissing his appeal against a $170k damages order. » more »

REDUNDANCY
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Dismissal ruled harsh after short redundancy meeting

An employer that made an employee's role redundant after consulting with her for 15 minutes has been ordered to compensate her for unfair dismissal. » more »

FLEXIBLE & OFF-SITE WORK
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Webcast: Flexible work strategies for a COVID world and beyond

Employees' expectations around flexible work have now changed forever, and employers will need to step up or risk losing out on the best talent. This webcast outlines the current state of play; the business case for encouraging flexibility; how COVID has changed flexible work; benefits, lessons and finding the balance; "blended working" as a new concept; and issues to watch out for with WFH employees. » more »

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Employer advised to continue casual's JobKeeper payments; Employee anxiety peaks; and more

An employer had "no sound basis" to remove a casual worker from the JobKeeper scheme, the Fair Work Commission has said in recommending it continue his payments. Also in this article: employee anxiety has reached an all-time high; how to remain in a growth-oriented mindset; using employee feedback to drive efficient change; and more. » more »