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Long Service Benefits Portability Scheme – What community service employers need to know

The Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018, if it is passed, will have significant implications for the long servic...

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Corrupting benefits laws – what do employers need to know?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has been amended to prohibit “sweetheart deals” between employers and unions by criminalisi...

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Sexual harassment – is your Councillor Code of Conduct up to the task?

The ongoing process arising from the allegations against Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has highlighted the fact that...

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Expansion of the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme – new employment screening obligations in effect

On 1 November 2017, the Victorian Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme was expanded to cover all disability services provi...

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Get it right or pay the penalties – employers put on notice with changes to the Fair Work Act 2009

In the aftermath of the 7-Eleven underpayments scandal, the Fair Work Act 2009 has been amended to better protect worker...

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Unfit for work, but making money elsewhere

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission has upheld the dismissal of a support worker who lied about both her capacity fo...

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Roster Flexibility: Fitting Your Employees into New Care Models

As employers look for ways to implement more fluid work arrangements to respond to consumer demand, the Full Bench of th...

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Stop right now – investigation put on hold

Some employees use various tactics to resist ‘facing the music’ when they are required to participate in a disciplinary ...

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Discrimination v Safety: Determining an Employee’s Capacity for Work

Our 8 March 2017 seminar raised a number of hot topics about dealing with employee injuries, illnesses and absences that...