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Making Changes to Employee Roles

Making Changes to Employee Roles

As a result of the pandemic we are seeing workplaces short staffed with many employees sick, applying for flexible work arrangements, or resigning due to public health concerns and general lifestyle changes. In response, many employers are looking to internally...

Employee or Contractor?

Employee or Contractor?

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to know the capacity in which your employees work, ensuring that you fulfil your legal obligations in providing employees with the correct entitlements. If you fail to do so, Fair Work claims may arise resulting in...

The Importance of Exit Interviews

The Importance of Exit Interviews

Exit Interviews are a cost-effective tool that can be utilised to gain an honest employee perspective of your business and performance, providing the opportunity to improve upon employee satisfaction and therefore overall business productivity! The Exit Interview...

Employee Dismissed for Attending Anti-Vax Protest

Employee Dismissed for Attending Anti-Vax Protest

A Melbourne employee was dismissed effective immediately, without notice, after attending an illegal anti-vaccination protest in September, 2021. The employee lodged an ‘unfair dismissal’ claim with the Fair Work Commission on the grounds that participation in the...

Employee Dismissed for Vaccinating

Employee Dismissed for Vaccinating

An employee of a church wellness clinic was dismissed after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination in October 2021. The employee has lodged an ‘unfair dismissal’ claim with the Fair Work Commission and is awaiting a ruling in consideration of compensation for the loss of...

Converting Annual Leave to Sick Leave

Converting Annual Leave to Sick Leave

Within the upcoming April holiday period fast approaching, many Tasmanians have booked annual leave with plans to travel and holiday interstate, with many of these at risk of being cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As case numbers increase daily within Tasmania,...

Costly Wage Errors

Costly Wage Errors

Across Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman has been conducting surprise audits investigating employee wages and entitlements, with a priority focus upon sectors of (but not limited to), hospitality, retail, horticulture, and contract cleaning. The underpayment of...

Pandemic Induced Mental Health Concerns

Pandemic Induced Mental Health Concerns

Work Safe Australia statistics state that $736 million dollars were paid in response to work related mental health compensation claims from 2018 to 2019. This figure is expected to rise in coming years in response to the pandemic, and WILL effect the mental health of...

Prepare Your Business for a COVID-19 Vaccinated Society

Prepare Your Business for a COVID-19 Vaccinated Society

The Tasmanian State Government updated the COVID-19 Outbreak Management process in preparation of the reopening of state borders on the 15th of December, 2021. To minimize the disruption to your business and to ensure the safety of people it is critical that COVID-19...