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Viewing entries posted in November 2015

Managing Bullying in the Workplace

Posted by Madeleine on 17 November 2015

Workplace Bullying Workplace bullying is recognised as a workplace health and safety issue and a potential hazard. Not only can it affect an employee’s health and safety, but it can also have a detrimental impact on the health of the business, by impacting on productivity due to low staff morale, high turnover and increased claims of stress.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has been passed into law and comes into effect on 4 April 2016.

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Settlement Breach Costs Employee

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

Settlement breach costs employee $3000

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New Legislation - improvement of employment standards

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill aims at improving employment legislation in a number of key areas.

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Potential extension of Minimum Wage to Some Contractors

Posted by Madeleine on 9 November 2015

The Minimum Wage (Contractors Remuneration) Amendment Bill

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Trial Periods

Posted by on 1 November 2015

Trial Periods - all employers now have the ability to utilise a 90 day trial period with new employees and many employers are taking up that opportunity. There are however some key points and "fish hooks" that employers need to be aware of when using and relying on trial periods.

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