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FDV Leave: What To Do Now

The federal government has recently introduced amendments to the National Employment Standards (NES) to include new FDV leave provisions as laid out by the Fair Work Commission.  For people covered by Modern Awards, these have already come into effect.  (You can read our previous article on this here.) With the federal government looking to replicate…

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Worried about a worker’s mental health? Here’s when NOT to send them to a doctor

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When employers have concerns about an employee’s fitness for work a common response is to stand them down until they have medical clearance to return. The Civil and Administrative Tribunal New South Wales (CATNSW) recently held that an employer who did just this had discriminated against the employee and ordered compensation of $20,000.  The employee,…

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Calling All Maestros! Masterclass on Running a Successful Catholic Youth Mass through Music

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If you’re looking to strike a chord with young people in your parish, look no further. Parish 2020 is hosting a free Masterclass on how to create great music at Mass that can connect and engage with young people with worship. ‘Our youth play a vital role in the future of our parish communities’, said…

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Soap Company In Hot Water

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CCER’s Anthony Micallef explains why Lush’s dirty laundry is a cautionary tale for all employers.   Lush Australia’s recent admission that it had been routinely underpaying its staff shows just how easy it is for organisations – big and small – to get into trouble when their internal infrastructure does not keep pace with changes…

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