“Stop Bullying Orders” by FWC – What does the Law say?

An employee bullied at workplace has the right to lodge an application with the Fair Work Commission. The Commission must start proceedings within 14 days of the lodgment of such application. The FWC can make any order it considers appropriate to prevent a worker from being bullied at work. However, a risk of continued bullying continues for the Fair Work Commission to make an order [...]

2018-03-08T10:05:38+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Legal|Tags: |0 Comments

What are the parental leave rights and obligations?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Arden’s pregnancy announcement last week made headlines across the globe with Arden set to be the second Prime Minister to give birth whilst in office after Pakistan late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The Prime Minister set a clear plan of how she would take 6 weeks off and upon return to work her partner will be the full-time caregiver of [...]

2018-02-12T01:12:53+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: |0 Comments

Performance management … What the employer should know?

A comprehensive and in-time performance management is crucial for businesses dealing with under performing employees irrespective of the size of business. Performance management is good when you have an employee who would clearly benefit from some guidance and management. However, is it really that important where the employee's under-performance has been ongoing and is unlikely to improve? In today's competitive environment an employer can’t afford to [...]

2017-02-02T04:50:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Legal|Tags: |0 Comments

Enterprise Agreements – How much do you know?

Introduction Enterprise agreements are customised agreements that meet the needs of a particular enterprise. These are made between employers and employees and usually address the terms and conditions of employment. Enterprise agreements can be made between one or more employers and two or more employees with their chosen representatives. They cover a broad range of matters such as employment conditions, rates of pay and dispute resolution [...]

2016-10-12T23:45:39+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Legal|Tags: |0 Comments

9 documents to help you manage redundancies

For every employer it is indeed a very difficult and tricky situation that their position has been made redundant. Making an employee redundant and telling the same to his/her is hard sometimes. You need to try to minimise the impact on the employees involved, make sure you’ve explored all possible alternatives and do the right thing by your business. Redundancy can also be a tricky area [...]

2016-10-12T23:45:39+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: Societe Alliance|Tags: |0 Comments

Is casual service counted for redundancy and notice entitlements?

The National Employment Standards (NES) contained in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) provide minimum entitlements to notice periods and redundancy pay based on an employee’s service. According to the Act a period of service that period during which the worker is employed by the employer, excluding: any period of unauthorised absence; any period of unpaid leave or unpaid authorised absence (except community service [...]

2016-10-12T23:45:39+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Legal|Tags: |0 Comments

Is it possible to claim unfair dismissal under fixed-term contract?

Is it possible to claim unfair dismissal under fixed-term contract? It is true that an employee cannot make an unfair dismissal claim if he or she is employed under a fixed-term contract. However, under certain circumstance and under specific conditions the unfair dismissal is even allowed by Fair work. The Fair Work Act 2009 describes a fixed term contract as a ‘contract for a specified period of [...]

2016-10-12T23:45:43+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Categories: Legal|Tags: |0 Comments

Employment Contract; what to include and what to exclude?

The inclusions list is fairly standard across the various forms of employment types and industries, and involves capturing the essence of the agreement between the parties. The list of exclusion items may even be longer than the inclusions. Nothing discriminatory, contrary to law or an applicable industrial agreement, no ambiguous, vague or contradictory clauses… there are lot of obstacles which need to be avoided. Are there [...]

2016-10-12T23:45:43+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: Compliance|Tags: |0 Comments