• Jan 16
    Termination for inappropriate workplace comments

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  • Jan 16
    Not enough to dismiss an employee without reason within probationary period

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    Background The Federal Circuit Court (the Court) has found the dismissal of a retail store supervisor within their probation period was due to complaints she made regarding her employment. No reason for the dismissal had been provided to the employee by the business. The employee was successful in...
  • Jan 16
    Workplace health programs: Include your employees and managers during planning

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    Have you ever organised a mindfulness seminar, lunchtime yoga or a quit-smoking course, simply to discover that engagement is lackluster despite your best efforts? If so, you are not alone. Recent European research conducted by the University of Southern Denmark has revealed that employee...
  • Dec 19
    From the Chief Executive - 19 December 2018

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    Last week, the Victorian Chamber released the summer edition of our Business Excellence magazine, which has a special focus on innovation and ICT. In the constantly changing global marketplace, innovation and new technologies hold the key to business success, and this issue bravely pushes the...
  • Dec 19
    New regulations limit casual double dipping

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    The Federal Government introduced a variation to the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to prevent casual employees from ‘double dipping’ and claiming entitlements provided to permanent employees in the National Employment Standards (NES) in addition to their casual loading. The amendment...


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