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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Sick leave management requires more rigour

Managing sick employees on an ad hoc basis increases the risk of claims and undocumented absences, making it critical for employers to enforce clear sick leave policies, a workplace lawyer says.

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TERMINATION
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Requested workplace changes weren't 'reasonable adjustments'

The Fair Work Commission has accepted that an employer dismissed a manager for being unable to perform the inherent requirements of her role, after she requested workplace changes that were more akin to "outcomes" than reasonable adjustments. » more »

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
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More strategy required for soft skills development

Equipping organisations with the soft skills they need for the future requires a hard strategy, not just a development program, an expert says. » more »

HEALTH, WELLBEING & SAFETY
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Webcast: Managing sick leave, illness and absence

It has never been more important for employers to properly manage sick leave and risks of illness in their workplace. In this webcast, a workplace lawyer discusses legal issues and considerations relating to personal leave entitlements, sick leave policies, dismissing sick employees, and more. » more »

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