HR essentials

  • Swine flu may catch employers on the trot by HCA

    A swine flu pandemic could have serious OHS and business continuity implications for businesses, and those that are unprepared will be hardest hit, Zoe Lyon writes

  • Can an employer justify a dismissal after it occurs? by HCA

    The recent case of Johns v Brisbane City Council demonstrates the ability of employers to rely on evidence discovered after termination to justify a dismissal and provide further support for the dismissal.

  • Commission denies unfair dismissal claim of ill employee by HCA

    A recent case, Cortes v WorkCover Authority of New South Wales [2008] NSWIRC 20, illustrates that an ill or injured employee, unfit for work, must communicate with their employer beyond merely providing medical certificates. Failing to communicate sufficiently may permit the employer to consider the employment abandoned

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