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Spring Clean Cache

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It’s that time of year when we throw open our cupboards, rifle through our pantries, and re-organise our sheds.  In the process, we’re bound to find some hidden gems just waiting to be rediscovered. Here’s a few we found in our Spring Clean that you’re bound to find handy. 1/. Managing Underperformance Guidelines 2/. Undertaking…

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Don’t Be Too Casual About Your Casuals

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A recent court ruling on casual employment (WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131) has thrown doubt on the common understanding of ‘casual’ and may leave employers vulnerable to claims. The Full Federal Court decided that Mr Skene, a fly in, fly out worker, was not a casual employee, as stated in his contract and argued…

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Recruiting Right Part 5: Appointing Successful Candidates

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You’re on the home stretch…you’ve decided recruiting is the best option, produced an advertisement, identified the most effective places to post it, and have now chosen your preferred candidate.  Solidifying this new agreement should be your next priority. Here is a quick guide to appointing a successful candidate. Preparing to make the offer The hardest…

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The Last Pay Cheque

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Model clause changes regarding payment on termination A model term which provides for the payment of wages (and other amounts) on termination of employment will shortly be inserted into most modern awards.  This is due to a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission.   Payments due on termination of employment include: payments in lieu…

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