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It’s common for many businesses to shut down over the Christmas/New Year period, but whether you are able to direct your employees to use their leave over this period will depend on their Award. The amount of notice you must give is also Award-dependent, along with whether, and how, you … Continue reading
Do you employ casual staff? If the answer is yes, this information is vitally important for your business! The Federal Government has recently introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (“regulation”). This regulation was introduced in response to the Workpac v Skene (2018) decision. Whilst this regulation … Continue reading
If you own a business and want to shut down over Christmas and New Year, there is nothing stopping you from doing this. However, make sure you understand any obligations you have that will continue during this time. If you decide to close down, you must still pay your full-time … Continue reading
It is imperative for recruitment businesses to ensure that their Terms of Business are up-to-date, legally compliant and enforceable. Terms of Business are a legal document commonly used in the recruitment industry to form an agreement between a recruitment business/agency and their client. This agreement sets out the legal relationship … Continue reading
Dismissing an employee who hasn’t worked out in the first 6 months – what are your rights and ensuing risks for the business?
Probationary period Under the Fair Work Act (Cth) 2009 (the Act) an employee is not allowed to make an unfair dismissal application against an employer unless they’ve been employed for 6 months (by an employer with more than 15 employees) or 12 months (by an employer with less than 15 … Continue reading