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News update: Changes to the Fair Work Act and Sex Discrimination Act to commence shortly

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 2:30PM

Shane Koelmeyer

On 2 September 2021, the Federal Parliament passed the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill). The Bill implements a number of recomm

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News update: Casual terms award review 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 2:30PM

Shane Koelmeyer

In March 2021, the casual employment amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) introduced a new statutory definition of “casual employee” and an entitlement to casual

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Building sustainable diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 2:30PM

Stefan Hinrichsen

Six considerations to support DE&I using robust talent assessments Organisations are strengthening their diversity, equity and inclusivity (DE&I) strategies and progra

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Full force denied: Commission rejects constructive dismissal claim after finding performance review process did not force employee to resign

Thursday, 09 September 2021 4:46PM

Shane Koelmeyer

For an employee to access the unfair dismissal jurisdiction, they must be “dismissed” from their employment by the employer. In some instances, a resignation can be a “dismissa

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7 things businesses can do now, to recover quickly after lockdown

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 9:30AM

Tom Walley

A proportion of businesses that are still operating healthily in the current lockdown may have slowed their pace as they wait for the re-opening. However, I believe that busine

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COVID-19 has propelled interest in corporate wellbeing, and here’s what we can expect to see longer term

Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:21AM

Dipra Ray

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every individual, community, and organisation in the world. It has brought prolonged periods of professional, personal, social and financial

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Qantas decide to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for all staff

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 7:00AM

Jonathan Mamaril

Following on from the introduction of a Compulsory Vaccine Policy introduced by SPC and the updated guidance from the …

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Flexible work isn’t really that flexible

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 5:07PM

Katriina Tahka

Since the first wave of COVID in 2020, ways of working have rapidly evolved. We seem to have finally arrived at an equilibrium of flexible working, where employees are offered

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Fair Work Ombudsman change their tune regarding COVID-19 vaccines (a new 4 tier system)

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 11:30AM

Jonathan Mamaril

The Fair Work Ombudsman have now released new guidance to allow Employers in certain circumstances to make compulsory and mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies. This is a major

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A slippery slope: WHS rights and adverse action

Monday, 16 August 2021 11:51AM

Shane Koelmeyer

Under the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), employers are prohibited from taking adverse action against an employee (such as dismissing t

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Using smart behavioural interview questions to gain candidate insights

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 11:30AM

Debbie Morrison

“Using smart behavioural interview questions to gain candidate insights”   When you’re assessing candidates for…

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Privileged: FWC rejects Applicants’ claim to access investigation documents

Monday, 16 August 2021 11:30AM

Shane Koelmeyer

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has a broad power under section 590 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) to “inform itself in relation to any manner before it in such manner

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Hiring and the human touch

Thursday, 12 August 2021 11:30AM

Debbie Morrison

Are software-driven candidate assessment tools a useful addition to the Executive recruiting process? Candidate assessment tools have been used…

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Hit the brakes: Commission finds on-the-job feedback sufficient in warning employee about poor performance

Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:45AM

Shane Koelmeyer

In the unfair dismissal jurisdiction, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) is required to consider a number of factors under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) when considering wh

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SPC process their way to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all staff and visitors (8 challenges for employers to consider)

Thursday, 05 August 2021 2:00PM

Jonathan Mamaril

Cannery manufacturing processor SPC has become the first Australian business outside of the prime areas of Aged Care, Child Care and Health to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations fo

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Direction needed: Court finds multiple breaches of general protections provisions

Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:42AM

Shane Koelmeyer

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Court) recently ruled on an application brought by an employee alleging that three respondents had engaged in breaches of the Fair W

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How to get your business “Olympic ready” for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games? (6 employment law obligations you need to be aware of)

Thursday, 05 August 2021 7:00AM

Jonathan Mamaril

A big announcement was made recently as Brisbane, Queensland, Australia was awarded the right to host the Olympic Games in 2032.  This is an amazing result – with the thoughts

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Diamonds are not a girl’s best friend: Employee dismissed for exercising workplace right to take leave

Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:00AM

Shane Koelmeyer

The general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) provide protections against adverse action which is taken for a prohibited reason. Prohibited rea

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