Human Resources (HR) can be complex & our goal is to make HR easier for businesses. We often hear of many uncertainties or myths. In this article we cover some common misconceptions including; warnings prior to termination, employment contracts & negative references.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the collective voice of Australian trade unions has declared war on the increasing casualisation of the Australian workforce which they claim is being brought on by the rise of ‘fake’ casual roles.
As the end of the year draws closer businesses often have workplace celebrations or parties. Christmas parties, or any business social functions for that matter, can quickly turn from celebration to litigation if not managed carefully.
There are a number of issues employers should consider before introducing drug & alcohol testing into their workplace. First & foremost, an employer must consider if they have a right to drug & alcohol test their workers? HR professionals support businesses.
Along with the introduction of new laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman has put employers on notice that ignorance is no longer an acceptable excuse for not meeting their minimum obligations in relation to record keeping & paying employees. (more…)