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Employment Update – July 2018 – Workplace bullying, performance management, and dismissals being effected “in person”

This month we examine a case which considered the definition of bullying and also commented on what constitutes reasonable performance management. We also briefly look at a case where an employer dismissed an employee by email. What constitutes bullying under the Fair Work Act 2009 The Fair Work Commission recently dismissed an anti-bullying order sought…

Update: Key Matters for Employers to be aware of in 2018

Employers Beware:  New labour hire licensing laws commenced this month. This month has seen the commencement of Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (‘Act’).  The Act describes its main purpose as being to: (a)          protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services; and (b)          promote the integrity of the labour hire industry.…

Employment Update – January 2018 – Employer’s Beware: Recent changes to Awards starting 1 January 2018 plus changes to Miscellaneous Award interpretation

Changes to various awards From 1 January 2018, a number of changes to casual and part-time entitlements in a number of modern awards have taken effect. Employers who have employees covered by the following awards should review the changes to the awards against their current arrangements: Fast Food Industry Award 2010 General Retail Industry Award…