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Recruiting? Remember to do this!

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We all know it’s unlawful to discriminate in the workplace.  Sometimes when recruiting however, we may inadvertently ask questions which are unintentionally discriminatory. The easy way to avoid this is to ensure any information you seek is limited to what you need to see if applicants have the ability to perform the role. Here are…

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Sun Safety for Staff

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Love it or hate it, the summer weather will be here for a little longer yet, and if last year is anything to go by, we may find it extending well into Autumn. The summer sun brings its own challenges into the workplace, and in the past we have reminded you about bushfire safety procedures…

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What to do when an employee dies

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Receiving news that one of your employees has died is distressing.  There are a lot of steps that need to be taken, from communicating with the family of the deceased employee, their colleagues and other stakeholders, to managing payroll and other practical matters.   To assist you navigate this difficult time, we’ve outlined below some…

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Don’t Miss This Deadline

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Requirement To Provide Casuals With Award Conversion Clause Recently we advised you about a significant court ruling on casual employmentwhich included an update on casual conversion and the effect of the model conversion clause. The model clause was inserted into 84 modern awards and came into effect on 1 October 2018. A modified version will also…

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