1 03, 2019

Crime never pays, but you might have to.

2019-03-01T15:33:05+00:00

As a business owner, you trust your employees to be honest. It’s therefore every employer’s worst fear to find out that an employee has been stealing from you. But what if then, that employee sues you, and your lawyer tells you that employee has a case?

Crime never pays, but you might have to.2019-03-01T15:33:05+00:00
30 11, 2018

I thought it was just casual!

2018-11-30T10:53:52+00:00

The recent judgment of the Federal Court in the WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene case has had many employers very worried.  But we’re not convinced the decision actually changes anything.  Read on for our take on the WorkPac case. What was the WorkPac case about? Paul Skene was employed in 2010 as a casual [...]

I thought it was just casual!2018-11-30T10:53:52+00:00
9 10, 2018

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business

2018-10-11T14:37:13+00:00

The departure of an employee can be a difficult time for your business.  It is also a time that your business is exposed to the potential for real damage. If you establish a clear and consistent process for departing employees, you can protect your business and minimise the impact on staff and customers. Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business.

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business2018-10-11T14:37:13+00:00
6 03, 2018

First-quarter employment law tune-up

2018-03-06T07:20:39+00:00

The end of the first calendar quarter for the year is fast approaching, and this is a great time to think about improving your employment processes and procedures.  To get you started, these are our favourite employment law 'nuts and bolts' that may need some tightening.

First-quarter employment law tune-up2018-03-06T07:20:39+00:00
6 03, 2018

Are you ready to sell your business?

2018-03-06T06:50:38+00:00

If you're thinking of selling your business, we bet there are 2 key outcomes you are looking for: 1. Getting the highest purchase price possible; and 2. Being able to make a clean break from the business, so you can think about something else (and maybe even relax or take a holiday). These outcomes are both realistic and achievable, but it will take some planning before you put the business up for sale.

Are you ready to sell your business?2018-03-06T06:50:38+00:00
23 11, 2017

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

2017-12-05T08:26:45+00:00

You may have noticed that ‘flexibility’ has become the new buzz word for Australian workplaces. Most of the popular focus has been on the benefits that flexibility provides to workers, rather than employers. As an employer, you may only just be keeping up with all of the day-to-day issues that come with employing someone [...]

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules2017-12-05T08:26:45+00:00
1 09, 2017

What the doctor ordered: dealing with employee medical records

2017-09-14T08:52:29+00:00

We are often asked what rights an employer has to require their employees to undergo a medical assessment or provide their medical records.  The answer is usually not straightforward, as there are some serious personal and privacy issues to consider. The question comes down to striking a balance.

What the doctor ordered: dealing with employee medical records2017-09-14T08:52:29+00:00
23 02, 2017

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?

2019-02-01T07:47:03+00:00

Losing an employee, whether by dismissal or resignation, is never easy. But it’s even harder when the employee walks out the door with a head (and possibly a briefcase or USB) full of your confidential information.

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?2019-02-01T07:47:03+00:00
13 02, 2017

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice

2019-02-01T07:29:12+00:00

One of the big benefits of being a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) is the availability of tax concessions. But are you making the most of the concessions available to your organisation?

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice2019-02-01T07:29:12+00:00
5 08, 2016

You’re hired! Strategies to improve your recruitment process

2019-02-01T07:48:11+00:00

One of the most expensive aspects of running a business is paying employees.  But just as great employees can be a real asset, underperforming employees can be a real drain on resources. Hiring employees is all about choosing people who are going to add value to your business.  While there is no exact formula, there [...]

You’re hired! Strategies to improve your recruitment process2019-02-01T07:48:11+00:00
5 05, 2016

Critical clauses in employment contracts

2019-01-15T09:51:14+00:00

In this article, we will discuss some of the critical clauses that are often missing from basic employment documents. We will cover what each critical clause does and why it is important, and the potential consequences of not including the clause in your employment documents.

Critical clauses in employment contracts2019-01-15T09:51:14+00:00
23 02, 2016

Fixed term contracts masterclass

2017-11-18T08:33:22+00:00

In Australia, there are 3 main types of employment contracts: permanent (full-time or part-time), casual, and fixed term (whether full-time or part-time). This article focuses on fixed term contracts.

Fixed term contracts masterclass2017-11-18T08:33:22+00:00
19 11, 2015

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?

2017-11-18T08:52:29+00:00

Dealing with employees and their entitlements as part of a business sale or acquisition is not straight-forward. There are plenty of traps and tricks for the uninitiated. Find out what you need to know.

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?2017-11-18T08:52:29+00:00
17 08, 2015

If you saw it on an episode of Mad Men, don’t do it…

2017-11-18T08:54:29+00:00

Sexual harassment can cost a business dearly in terms of lost productivity, staff turnover, recruitment costs, legal fees and court awarded damages. Two recent court cases have shown us that courts are now prepared to make increasingly large awards to compensate victims of sexual harassment. Here we give you the tools to identify sexual harassment in the workplace, and provide the steps you need to take to prevent it.

If you saw it on an episode of Mad Men, don’t do it…2017-11-18T08:54:29+00:00