Caution for Employers: Employee able to have cake & eat it too!
The Federal Court of Australia has issued a decision granting an employee redundancy pay after moving from full-time to part-time employment. Employers must obtain clear and unequivocal consent from an employee, prior to assuming that a redeployment opportunity suffices for the purpose of there not being an entitlement to redundancy pay.
11 Must-Have Capabilities for Remote Work Success
There is no denying it – how we work has changed and remote work is now critical for organisational sustainability into 2021. It is not enough just to have the option to work remotely - if you want your team and your organisation to be part of the winners circle in 2021, there are critical capabilities you will need to develop in employees and leaders.
Wage theft, we have not forgotten about you!
While the employment landscape has largely been focused on dealing with the challenges associated with COVID-19, State Governments have made it clear that wage theft has not gone unnoticed. Now more than ever, with criminal legislation being implemented, it is vital that employers get it right.
Don’t let Procedural Fairness let you down!
Regardless of how clear the outcome may appear, the need for employers to follow due processes when making a decision to dismiss an employee, is paramount. Failure to do so may expose your organisation to an unfair dismissal matter. These three recent cases highlight the importance of following procedural fairness.
JobKeeper modified & extended for 6 months
On 21 July 2020 the Morrison Government announced a 6 month extension to the JobKeeper payment scheme for businesses that continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19. From 28 September 2020 a modified two tier JobKeeper scheme will be available for eligible businesses (including self employed and not-for-profits). This scheme will continue until 28 March 2021. Find out more and if you're eligible here.