Being a working parent, whether it is full-time, part-time or as a casual, can be hard. There is the juggling act between an employee’s duties to their employer and wanting to give their children every opportunity and experience before they are too old to not like them anymore. In the workplace there are still some […]
Determining what tools to use to assess how an employee’s performance should be evaluated can be tricky for employers. In some professions and industries, it can be an easy decision. For example, employees in sales can be assessed based on the dollar amount of sales each month, or employees in manufacturing can be assessed on […]
The silly season is fast approaching and the annual work Christmas parties will be starting to happen. The combination of end-of-year cheer and alcohol can create some less than ideal situations for employers. Most employers will start the new year with a ‘forgive and forget’ attitude to the embarrassing dancing or terrible karaoke singing. It […]
Technology has fundamentally altered the way in which we interact. Five billion people use text messages globally every day. Socially, it is one of our primary ways of interacting. Staggeringly, if you are dating someone born after 1984, there is a 53% chance that if that person ends your relationship, it will come to an […]
According to a recent case of Ms Anita Cachia v Scobel Pty Ltd (2018) FWC 2648, the Fair Work Commission confirmed that employees should only be dismissed by phone, text or email in “rare circumstances”.
The Fair Work Commission is showing little tolerance for inappropriate workplace behaviour in the #metoo era. A number of Unfair Dismissal decisions before the Fair Work Commission this year reflect that the #metoo movement is gaining traction in Australia, with employers beginning to adopt a much higher standard of what is appropriate in the workplace, and […]