Social Media in the Workplace

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LEIGH’S CORNER #48 Most workplaces today have access to the internet in some form, and in many workplaces, employees spend the majority of their working day on computers, tablets or phones. With such easy online access, many tasks previously performed in the office can now be performed at any location. This increased easy access to the internet for some workplaces …

EOFY HR/IR and Workplace Issues

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Leigh’s Corner #47 The recent re-election of the Liberal and National Coalition Government (LNP) means that many of the pressures on employers foreshadowed by the Federal Labor Government in relation to significant increases in wages and penalty rates and other changes to Industrial Relations matters have eased for now. This does not mean that pressure from employees and Unions to …

The Role of a Support Person in Disciplinary Matters

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From Leigh’s Corner #46 Disciplinary meetings between employers and employees are often difficult and tense processes and many employers are not trained in dealing with difficult situations involving workplace disputes, breaches of policies and procedures and conduct that requires disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. There are some basic steps that can be followed which may alleviate some of …

Mid-Year IR Update 2018

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Mid-Year Industrial Relations Update July 2018 Increase in Award Wages The Fair Work Commission issued the Annual Wage Review decision on 1 June 2018, and increased the national minimum wage and award minimum wages by 3.5 percent. This will bring the national minimum wage to $719.20 per week, on the basis of 38 ordinary hours per week, or $18.93 per …

Industrial Relations Update April 2018

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FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE The following abbreviated summary follows the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission as part of the 4-year review of Modern Awards to insert an model domestic violence clause into the awards to allow employees to access 5 unpaid days where they can provide reasonable proof that they aren experiencing family or domestic violence issues. …