Browsing: Q&As and interviews (19 items)


Q&A: Covert workplace recordings

Investigations & procedural fairness
Investigations & procedural fairness

With so many meetings happening virtually, it's safest to assume employees might record some. But employers can take steps to protect against the shock of a covert recording submitted as evidence in a claim.


Q&A: How lockdowns are impacting mental health

Health, wellbeing & safety
Health, wellbeing & safety

Current lockdowns, on top of fears about both the virus and vaccinations, are causing widespread anxiety. A psychiatrist says it's best for all managers to "assume that [employees] are struggling".


Q&A: COVID vaccinations and the workplace update

Health, wellbeing & safety
Health, wellbeing & safety

As Australia's vaccination roll-out progresses, new issues and challenges are arising for HR professionals. Here, an employment lawyer answers 12 key workplace-related questions on this topic.


Q&A: What does the Respect at Work Bill mean for HR?

Legislation & regulation
Legislation & regulation

HR professionals are being urged to take action early rather than wait to prepare their organisations for proposed workplace s-xual harassment and discrimination changes.


Q&A: What lies ahead for flexible work

Flexible & off-site work
Flexible & off-site work

The past year has seen employers evolve their approaches to flexibility in impressive ways, but where are we now? A workplace expert discusses progress, next steps and stumbling blocks.



Q&A: 'Right to disconnect' among evolving EA demands

Industrial relations, disputes & unions
Industrial relations, disputes & unions

A new enterprise agreement giving employees the right to disconnect from work is far from groundbreaking, but employers should "absolutely" expect to face more demands along these lines, a lawyer says.


Q&A: Probationary and minimum employment periods

Dismissal
Dismissal

Probation and minimum employment periods are distinct concepts, but confusion between the two causes many workplace disputes. This Q&A sets out the difference, along with best-practice approaches.


Q&A: Managing workers with secondary employment

Employment contracts & conditions
Employment contracts & conditions

The pandemic has increased the number of workers engaging in secondary work or 'side gigs', with serious implications for employers. This Q&A addresses critical policy and practice considerations.


Q&A: COVID vaccinations and the workplace

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Can employers direct workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19? How should they handle pushback? These questions are more are addressed in this new Q&A.



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