Fair Work Commission gives COVID-19 Hospitality Award Relief
Yesterday a full bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) granted urgent amendments to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (‘HIGA’) to provide greater flexibility to employers as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 virus. These amendments took immediate effect and are now available to employers suffering the effects of COVID-19.
Failure to Adequately Consult Means No Genuine Redundancy
In uncertain times like we’re currently facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must be mindful of all of their redundancy obligations. Some employers have had to legitimately make positions redundant due to a downturn in business only to find that, when challenged, the Fair Work Commission has decided the dismissal was not a genuine redundancy due to a failure to adequately consult.
Industrial relations and COVID-19 with Alex Aspromourgos
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve and new measures are being put into place on a daily basis, Australian employers need to understand the impacts on leave entitlements, payment obligations and working arrangements. Mapien Chair and Executive Director Alex Aspromourgos addresses some of the key issues in this podcast.
Message from the CEO | COVID-19 Update
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our CEO Steve Rayner sent this update to clients about how Mapien is committed to continue working for our clients during this difficult time. With a focus on our staff, contractors, clients and their families health and well-being, we are here to help.
Retaining Connection in Remote Workforces
The strongest of bonds can be forged under the most difficult of times. Businesses are being pressed to adapt to the ramifications of Coronavirus spreading throughout our communities. As more and more employees move to working from home, here are some practical tips to stay connected and in regular contact with your team.
Inclusion doesn’t just happen with cultural diversity
Is the hype around having a more diverse and inclusive workplace justified? Many organisations nationwide are trying to harness diversity and inclusion. It is crucial to acknowledge the benefit cultural diversity for Australian business and build an inclusive culture to effectively leverage it. Find out how to build an inclusive culture here.
6 principles for managing a remote workforce
As Coronavirus spreads through our communities, organisations are rightly encouraging their people to work from home wherever possible. Although it is easier to work remotely today than ever before, a rapid transition will likely to come with teething issues. Here are 6 things you can do to maintain performance in a remote workforce.
A behavioural insights perspective to curb Coronavirus
The Coronavirus and human psychology has brought Australia ‘The Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020.’ Besides offering an interesting case study in human behaviour, this saga provides many lessons in behavioural insights for business. So how can we apply behavioural science to have a positive health impact on our people and business?