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An Employer’s Guide to the Public Holidays

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Top things to remember during the Public Holiday period Work parties, family get-togethers, frenzied efforts to catch up with friends “before the end of the year”…it all becomes a bit of a juggling act as we head into the Christmas season.   For many employers, filling rosters, managing leave and amending payrolls during this time…

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On Your Marks

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What your workplace could learn from the Melbourne Cup   Whether or not you like horse racing, it’s hard to escape the buzz surrounding the Melbourne Cup.  Today at 3pm, 24 horses will run just over three kilometres chasing some $7 million in prize money. The whole thing is over in minutes.  Throughout that time…

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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…

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